A History of Why a Wedding Dress is so Important
“It’s just a dress.” You or others around you might say that. Maybe you’re over the stress of dress shopping and you’re talking yourself into the dress not being important. So – what exactly is the big deal?
All Eyes on You
Your wedding day will be a part of your legacy. The moment when the doors open and your guests rise to their feet will be burned into your memory. What do you want to be wearing when that time comes? It’s your chance to be the center of attention, and we want you to make the best of it.
The Origins of Wedding Dress Importance
Centuries ago, weddings were thought of as business deals between families. Needless to say, dress shopping wasn’t even an option. Instead of getting a new dress, brides often wore their most elegant dress as part of the arrangement. Soon, the quality of the wedding dress symbolized wealth and social status.
In 1840, the British Queen Victoria chose to wear a stunning white dress in her marriage to Prince Albert. This is considered the first time wearing a white wedding gown became important. During the Great Depression, brides moved away from white because they couldn’t justify spending big at the time. By the mid-1900s, when the economy recovered, the white trend returned and has been a staple ever since. Still today, the wedding dress narrative has been “wear white, and look beautiful.”
Don’t Forget About the Back of the Dress
When you’re wedding dress shopping, you’re probably looking straight into the mirror while wearing the dress and considering how it looks on you. Don’t forget about the part you can’t see – the back of the dress.
Why is it important to consider what the back of your dress looks like? For starters, it’s mostly what your guests will see during the ceremony. Secondly, the back will be visible in many photos.
Whether you want the back to have a low cut (daring and sexy) or the more traditional high cut (modest and classic), it’s important to remember to consider this view of your dress.
Making That Important Decision
The important decision of what you’re wearing on your wedding day shouldn’t be left to chance. That’s why visiting one of our 10 Macy’s locations in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Illinois or Michigan will help put your mind at ease. We carry four prominent collections, with customizable silhouettes for the perfect wedding day look. Bridal Fashions offers incredible value with four collections of Demetrios gowns to steal the hearts and tears of everyone at your ceremony:
- Demetrios – These gowns capture the essence of romance with elegant yet modern aesthetics.
- Destination Romance – These dresses are described as “soft and dreamy” with a natural essence.
- Cosmobella – With these gowns, you’ll find a mix of classic, contemporary and undeniably chic.
- Platinum – Luxurious and dazzling, you’ll be the envy of all your friends with one of these.
You deserve beautiful gowns at affordable prices. You’ll be glad you trusted Bridal Fashions with such an important decision. Request an appointment today!