The History and Meaning of the White Wedding Dress

83% of brides wear white on their big day

Typical morning dress at a 1929 wedding. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44103914

White has become a universal color at weddings. However, it wasn’t really what brides fancied in the 1800s, as most women preferred other attractive and elaborate colors to plain boring white dresses. Probably because in the 17th-century, white was strongly associated with mourning, according to The

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Benjamin Nweke

Benjamin Nweke

I value your time. Data scientist, positivity therapist, and mental health advocate. Works in: The Startup, Mindcafe, Towards data science, and others.