Why are most wedding dresses white?
What will Granny say if I have a black wedding dress?
The practice of a white wedding dress goes back to the Roman Republic when brides wore a white tunic. The color white represents purity, symbolizing both a woman’s chastity and her transition to a married Roman.
But different colors have different meanings.
A Blue wedding gown suggests femininity and purity. It also symbolizes stability, security and lifelong loyalty. Hence the ‘something blue’
In the middle ages most brides wore dark colors. More practical as it won’t show dirt so easily and they could wear the dress again for other occasions. The white wedding dress was made popular again in 1840 after the marriage of Queen Victoriato Albert of Saxe-Coburg.
So what about the strong independent bride that are elegant and sophisticated ? who doesn’t want to conform and be put in a box. Will it be frowned upon if she wears black?
In all the other fields of clothing black is seen as expensive, luxurious and classic.
Personally I think we live in an era with the most freedom of self expression.
a ‘new norm’
We changed our way of doing so many things differently last year. We can celebrate our uniqueness and go for a colour that you feel most yourself. Whether it’s white, black, brown, beige or red.
Be true to yourself and what you and your partner shares, and enjoy your wedding.