Wedding Dresses

Wedding Dresses History – Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg

Wedding Dresses History Photo

Marriage of Victoria and Albert Painting by George Hayter

The first documented instance of a princess who wore a white wedding gown for a royal wedding ceremony is that of Philippa of England, who wore a tunic with a cloak in white silk bordered with squirrel and ermine in 1406, when she married Eric of Pomerania. Wikapedia

White brides dresses became a popular option in 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg.

For example she wore a white gown trimmed with Honiton lace which soon became the norm in brides dresses.

In fact, at this time many brides opted for white in accordance with the Queen’s choice.

Reference: WikiPedia

For most of history, brides rarely purchased a dress specifically for their wedding day.

The bride would typically wear her finest dress to the ceremony, even if it was a dark color.

In fact, many brides wore black during this time.

Blue was popular as it represented purity, piety and a connection to the Virgin Mary.

Secondly, the dark color easily hid stains and imperfections and could be reused for other occasions.

Since white was a hard color to obtain and preserve, only wealthier women could afford such a dress.

Still, white dresses worn during the 1800s were a far cry from eggshell.

In general at that time people lacked the necessary means to bleach fabrics.

The white-dress trend grew scarce during the Great Depression.

When times were hard and it was difficult for most people to spend money on a gown they would never wear again.

Instead, brides returned to the tradition of wearing their best outfit instead of a brides dress.

This was usually a darker color instead of white.

Following an economic boom in the second half of the 20th century, white became a popular brides dress colour once more.

Reference: The Intriguing History of Wedding Gowns

Beautiful Wedding Dresses

Ultimately things have changed somewhat and today brides are looking for something amazing for their special day.

As a result you can now view a plethora of amazing wedding dresses that are beautiful, sexy, and sophisticated bridal dresses.

Let Bella Victoria Bridal show you the very latest in amazing wedding dresses in our wedding dress collections at the store.

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Luxury bridal gowns are all about being uniquely different on your wedding day without the price tag.

As a result customers can view a number of beautiful bridal gowns and well priced bridal collections.

Our Lace Wedding Gowns are very feminine and just so gorgeous, in fact lace bridal gowns are incredibly dreamy.

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