History of the Wedding Dress

An online publication by weddings.lovetoknow.com says though it may seem as if brides have been getting married in white forever, this is not the case. The trend of wearing an all white wedding dress dates back to royalty of Victorian times. Before that, brides wore their best dress. The color and materials of the dress varied depending on a woman’s social status.

Prior to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), it was not common for women to wear a white wedding dress. Although there were a few exceptions, such as Mary Queen of Scots (who wore a white dress to her wedding in 1558), women typically wore other colors, which could have included blue, red, yellow, green, or even grey.


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