‘Tis the season to stroll down the aisle and ladies are bucking the trend when it comes to a White Wedding… And why wouldn’t they ah? Sit back for a few minutes, sip on that cuppa and allow me to take you on a little history lesson of the White wedding dress. Note: I failed History at school, so take this info with a grain of salt…Ha.
The lovely lady Queen Victoria is the dame we credit for a ‘white wedding’. She rocked the white gown in 1840 and many women followed her lead. Before that, loads of ladies wore colourful dresses. Western Europeans commonly donned the red frock, while Americans wore a plethora of colours for their bridal gowns. Blue, green, yellow and even black…How morbid, but oh so rock star.
The white gown swept the world after Vic walked down the aisle, and a white wedding dress was seen to be one of class and wealth. The white gown soon became associated with sexual purity too…You know, the no-sex-before -marriage-thing.
Note: The average sexual partners for women in their lifetime is FOUR. So if you fall into that category (naughty, naughty) then maybe the white wedding dress ‘aint for you.
24% of 18-24 year olds would chose not to get married in a white gown.
One in 10 women would opt for a red dress like so:
One in 20 would copy Mrs Timberlake’s dress and rock pink on the special day (Justin doesn’t come with the decision unfortunately)
And 4% would opt for Blue.
So many colours to chose from, so few times we get married (hopefully) so chose wisely and wear confidentally. Espcially if you chose the below gowns.
History lesson over…You are dismissed.