WHITE WEDDING AROMA
For those who want ...or had ... or dream about a white wedding
How 20-Year-Old Queen Victoria Forever Changed Wedding Fashion
“Victoria had chosen to wear white mostly because it was the perfect color to highlight the delicate lace [of her gown],” wrote biographer of the monarch’s no-nonsense fashion choice. Victoria, understanding that she was to be the star of this particular show, did, however, “ask that no one else wear white to the wedding” aside from her bridesmaids. Until that point, most women wore bright, colorful dresses on their wedding day that could be recycled for other occasions. When women did wear bridal white, before Queen Victoria, the color was seen as an indicator of wealth—denoting that the bride’s family could afford to have the dress cleaned.
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