NEW YORK, Aug 13, 2014/ — The more things change, the more it stays the same… Did you know that prior to 1840, brides choose all kinds of color for their wedding other than white? In fact, choosing white is almost unheard of because it is thought of as an impractical color.
But Queen Victoria changed all that in 1840 when she married Prince Albert all dressed in white. And as the news crossed the English Channel to the European continent and across the Atlantic to the Americas, the elite started wearing white not only to follow a trend but also as a symbol of conspicuous consumption.
White was favored primarily as a way to show the world that the bride’s family was so wealthy and so firmly part of the leisure class that the bride would choose an elaborate dress that could be ruined by any sort of work or spill.
Over 170 years had passed since then and we are now in the 21st century. Brides are again being given the choice of wearing white or a different color altogether. And if you ask Vera Wang, famous for dressing the rich and famous and the most discerning brides, she will suggest PINK if you are getting married this fall.
“Think Pink!” she says. “Pink as sensual, pink as seductive, pink as dreamy, pink as sophisticated, pink as strong, pink as cool.”
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