The white wedding dress that we are familiar with today only became tradition after Queen Victoria wore one for her wedding. Previous to this, women wore the most expensive dress that they owned for their wedding. The symbolism of purity and virginity was therefore attached to the idea of a white dress during the Victoria era. Since then we have seen a variety of styles over the decades.
Since the naughties most brides have opted for a fitted and strapless dress. However, in the last few years we have seen different skirt shapes come in such as the fishtail and mermaid. Brides are also starting to be a little more adventurous by looking to history for inspiration or having a coloured dress instead of the traditional white. Whatever dress you choose, make sure it is what you want and not some else’s idea of what you should wear. Your wedding dress should personify you on your special day and only you.