Wedding Dresses Weren't Always White
A wedding dress is simply the dress worn by the bride on her wedding day.
Brides the world over and through the centuries have celebrated their wedding with special dresses and ceremonies. The ceremony celebrated not only the marriage but marked the bride maturing from girl to womanhood.
Both Indian and Chinese brides traditionally wear red. In ancient
Prior to the Victorian age wedding dresses were not usually white and were worn not only on the wedding day, but afterwards as the woman's 'best dress.' Because the dress had to last, it was often of a dark color and heavy material. The styles reflected the fashion of the times. While the dress was dark colored, brides in the early 19th century would often wear a long white veil.
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The second half of the 19th century marked the beginning of the professional couture houses in