Why are wedding dresses traditionally white?

Posted by Deborah Judkins on Mar 14, 2019 3:02:49 PM

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White is often associated with purity, which is why it's thought of as the traditional colour for virgin brides.

But did you know that before the mid-1800s, brides actually wore red.

They didn't start wearing white until around 1840 when Queen Victoria was married to Prince Albert.


Victoria went against tradition and opted for a white, lacy dress - a colour that, at the time, represented wealth as opposed to purity.

Clearly, the trend caught on, as many brides today still covet the classic white gown.




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