Although other cultures put emphasis on other wedding dress colors, white is still the Queen of the Western Hemisphere. Why is it that brides wear this color, and how come it is still one of the most popular wedding dress options? We have some ideas for you – so read on and find out more.
- Believe it or not, white hasn’t always been the norm. in fact, there was a time when wearing a white wedding dress was a pretty shocking thing to do – and the first noted example was none other than Queen Victoria herself. She was the one who placed the white wedding dress on the fashionable map of weddings two hundred years ago – and ever since then, her choice became the choice of pretty much every bride in the West.
- Back then, the white wedding gown stood for the purity of the bride herself (and it was said that only impure brides would have to wear other colors on their wedding day). These days however, the white wedding dress is more of a fashion statement, and not even by far associated with the patriarchal society of the 1800s.
- You choose what color to wear on your wedding day. White can be a stunning option precisely because it will make you stand out in a gracious, feminine way – but there are many other colors to choose from too. From slightly off-white shades to black, brides these days wear wedding dresses in all colors under the sun – but white remains the single most popular choice.
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