Friday, March 25, 2011

Has the Tradition Always Been White?

Vera Wang

The wedding dress has inspired women for generations…most assuredly what it will look like but most definitely white.

The thing is…white is a recent phenomenon! With the advent of Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert in 1840 one of the greatest love stories of all time took the imaginations of women by storm, and the Queen wore white thus setting the fashion for years to come.

It used to be that women would wear their best dress to wed in – no matter the colour. In the 1400’s blue was considered to be the colour of purity.

Today we see a happy mix of styles, colours and textures to choose from for our wedding day. Many women are choosing dresses that are versatile enough to be worn again for other occasions.

Here is a small sample of what you can find out there for yourself from vintage to rock star to simple beauty…

Romantic Threads

Isadora Clothing


Vicious Threads

Vintage Frocks of Fancy

by Stephanie Farley
La Coco Rouge, LLC


  1. Great article!

    I think it is a good idea to tell people that white is not the only option especially if they are using the traditional argument.

  2. White,until Victoria,was never used because of it's impracticability.Dove grey was very popular.Even Victoria was breaking with royal tradition in wearing white since royal wedding garments were always silver!


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