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The Wedding Dress Revealed


The Wedding Dress Revealed

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New brides have found one of the best places to find that perfect wedding dress at the best
possible price is online. With thousands of selections and very competitive prices. Many new
brides have found the perfect dress for that special occasion.

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Fashion Trends and Popular Styles and Colors

The Wedding Dress - How did it all begin?

Did you ever wonder how the tradition of wearing a wedding dress came about? Wedding dresses
have been worn by brides young and old alike for centuries. In modern times almost anything
passes for a wedding dress however, in times of old, traditional wedding dresses were flowing
gowns usually white in color.

White is usually accepted as the "traditional" color of gowns, and many designer wedding gowns
are still fashioned in this color, representing the "purity" and "innocence" of the bride to be. Many
women opt for other colors, including blue, pink, cream, yellow and more.

Wedding dresses have changed with time much as everything in the world has. In times of old
most women selected a gown based on her financial status. Women who were at an economic
disadvantage usually did not have the luxury of selecting an extraordinary gown that would be
worn only once. Rather, most selected something more "plain" that could be worn for church
services and other occasions after their blessed day.

Wedding gowns of varying styles and colors were popular among the elite, and by and large
represented the unique style and personality of the bride to be, as well as modern trends at the

Popular Colors

An old poem states about the color of a wedding dress that "Married in white, you will have chosen
all right." This is not to say that all brides historically have chosen white for their wedding gown. In
fact, many brides chose colors including blue, pearl and even black. Many brides believed that if
they wore blue their husbands would remain true to them (also a famous line in the wedding
poem). Pink was even a popular wedding gown color for a time, though its darker variant, red was
often considered taboo because it was associated with "scarlet women".

Many women who did not have a large budget to spend on a wedding dress in times of old opted
for fashions that could be worn any day, rather than solely on their wedding day. For their wedding
day, they would dress up their gown with accessories and flowers, even bows that could be
removed after the festivities.
Wedding Gown Fashion

In the United States for a short spell the color white fell out of favor, but around the time of the
Industrial Revolution, when the department store made it possible for a bride with any budget to
purchase the gown of her dreams, white once again became the fashion. The style worn by
women has changed through time.

Wedding dresses fashioned during the Roaring twenties were very different from those that came
about in the thirties. In the twenties, women sought out gowns that de-emphasized their shape, in
line with the style of the flappers that was trendy at the time.

During the 30's most women emphasized their shape and wore gowns that highlighted their waists
and bosoms. Perhaps the most interesting period of time for the wedding gown was during the
1980s, when big puffy sleeves and extravagant skirts were worn by a majority of women. These
gowns, while well suited for trim and petite women, often were not the most flattering choice for
the average size woman. Despite this, gowns did not trim down again until the mid to late 1990s.

Wedding Gown Fashion Today

As mentioned at the start, almost anything passes for a wedding dress today. More and more
women are buying a wedding dress online, because of the wide variety and selection of unique
and custom made gowns available.

Informal wedding dresses, designer wedding dresses and even discount wedding dresses can all
be found online thanks to modern technology. More popular than even designer wedding dresses
are discount bridal gowns online. Most brides to be can purchase extravagant looking, custom
made gowns for a fraction of the cost they would find them in a department store.

Another benefit of buying a wedding dress online is convenience. With so many things to plan for
a wedding (location, cake, reception, flowers, invitations, rehearsal dinner etc.etc) most women
appreciate having a handy resource for buying their wedding dress. Most women also find a wider
selection of sizes and custom features available when they shop online vs. when they shop in a
traditional store.


Trends have changed when it comes to modern wedding attire. No longer do all brides seek out a
traditional white gown for their special occasion. In fact, there is a huge selection of vintage and
informal wedding dresses available, many of which don't even look like official wedding gowns.

Most dresses today focus on the unique personality of the bride rather than socially accepted
"norms" when it comes to buying a wedding dress. In general many brides are looking for wedding
gowns that are narrower than they have been in times of old, and those that offer clean
silhouettes. These types of dresses usually lengthen the body and provide a slimming effect.
Some more popular trends include the following:

A-line dresses that are long and slimming
Sheaths with trains built into the silhouette, so that it trails behind the bride
Bias-cut wedding gowns that follow the natural curves of the body, ending in a small flare at the
Raised waistline ball-gown styles
Square necklines that provide a fresh open look
Off the shoulder dresses providing a full neckline
Sleeveless or cap sleeve gowns which are especially popular for summer brides
Empire waists which elongate the figure and shift the focus upward

Trends are also apparent with regard to fabrics. Satin and silk gowns have long been popular,
though sheer fabrics are also becoming more trendy, including chiffon and organzas. Embroidery
is also replacing lace for many modern gowns, and some brides are opting to accent their dresses
with pearls and other quality beads.

No matter what style gown you choose, the most important thing is that you select one that makes
you look good, feel good and happy on the most important day of your life. You're sure to find a
superb selection when shopping online.

For more information about locating that perfect wedding dress and many other accessories. Click
the links at the top or bottom of this document. I hope this helps.

Best wishes and regards.

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New brides have found one of the best places to find that perfect wedding dress at the best
possible price is online. With thousands of selections and very competitive prices. Many new
brides have found the perfect dress for that special occasion.

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