If you think you know everything that has to do with weddings, well, you might want to think again. Almost every bride believes that the traditional wedding dress is white, long, with an extra long train, awfully expensive, purchased by the bride to be worn once. Right? Wrong! Though the perfect traditional wedding dress described previously resembles the actual picture perfect dress, it’s far from the truth. So, we’re here to debunk the most popular wedding dress myths!
The history of the white dress is quite interesting and you will definitely start thinking outside the box after we unveil the popular myths that have limited the brides for a long time.
Myth #1: White Represents Purity
Lots of people believe that wedding dresses are designed in the color white as it represents purity in the Western cultures. However, this is not really the case in many other Western cultures till this day. The color white has different connotations around the world, like in France for example, it represents morning rather than purity. Whereas in England, blue represents purity and not white. So, if you’ve ever wondered, why does a bride wear white, hang tights!
Myth #2: Wedding Dress Have always Been White
If we go back in time, precisely 200 years back, white wedding dresses were not even designed yet. Brides used to choose their best and favorite gowns to wear on their wedding, regardless of the color. But that concept changed once Queen Victoria wore a white wedding dress in 1840, simply because she had some lace that she liked and wanted it on her dress. With the outcome of photography, the queen’s pictures went “viral” and the rest was history, literally!
Myth #3: A Wedding Dress Must Be Expensive
This can be both true and false at the same time as it’s a personal preference for each bride. Whether you’d like to buy an expensive designer wedding gown or an affordable one, at the end of the day the most important part is how you feel in it. You can always choose to rent a wedding dress instead of buying, so that’s always a plus. Now, when it comes to prices, wedding dresses run slightly more expensive than normal evening dresses, given the fact that they requires more work. The beading, stitching, fabrics, layering, it all adds up and will amount to a high number, which is totally reasonable as you’re sort of getting your money’s worth.
Back in the day, brides would wear a dress they have worn previously, and were most likely expected to wear again. Even Queen Victoria herself wore her white dress again. So, what changed? It all started with the wealthy families who would spend millions on their children’s weddings. This was all due to the fact that weddings were a political or business events, rather than a celebration of the happy couple. These families chose the white dress as it’s more expensive and more delicate, made to be worn only once as it’s very easily stained and damaged.
Myth #5: Your Dress Should Match Your Personality To The T!
Well, though we cannot 100% debunk this one given the fact that there’s some truth behind it, it’s also not totally true. Yes, we know how important it is for a bride to feel good in her dress on her wedding day but that doesn’t mean staying in your comfort zone. More often than not, brides come to their appointments adamant on a certain style as they believe this is the look that suits their personality. But to their surprise, they always leave with a completely different style at the end of the day!
No matter what the new trends bring to the table every season, it’s very important to keep in mind that trends will come and go, but your wedding day won’t! Make sure you choose a dress that represents you in the most special way because the pictures left will hold the most memories!
About Esposa Group:
Born out of a couple’s passion for the bridal industry, Esposa Group has been weaving love stories through stunning bridal and evening creations since 1987 on the hands of the Romanos family.
Collaborating with the best local and international brands, Esposa Group includes Esposa Privé luxury stores showcasing the works of the best fashion designers worldwide including Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Viktor and Rolf, Marchesa and Esposa Privé own couture brand, Esposacouture by Kristie Romanos, and Esposa stores offering an accessible multi-brands wedding and soirée collection in addition to its own couture brand, Plume by Esposa. The stores are located in Lebanon, Dubai United Arab Emirates and Riyadh Saudi Arabia offering every bride-to-be a one-stop shop to find her perfect wedding look, from her dream gown to her wedding shoes, accessories and bridesmaids dresses.