Wedding Gown

Right after the medieval times when a couple were married it was not simply a union between two people. It often encompassed the marriage of two families and even two businesses. The wedding gowns often worn by the bride were a status symbol to depict the status and position of the brideís family. The type of material and colors of the wedding gowns, especially among nobility, were meant to show the importance of the families.


Throughout the years brides continued to be adorned in silk, satin and furs along with many bold colors in their wedding gowns as a depiction of the social status and those of lesser stature continued to wear gowns of similar design made of materials of lesser value. The length of the train often determined the wealth of the brideís family, as well as the amount of material used in wedding gowns.

Brides continued the trend of wearing wedding gowns designed after those of popular culture, even in the western world after the turn of the 20th century. For example, during the 1920ís a bride would wear a short gown, resembling the dresses of the so-called ìRoaring 20ísî with a long train in the back.



















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