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The Queen That Launched A Thousand White Wedding Gowns

The Queen That Launched A Thousand White Wedding Gowns


The Queen That Launched A Thousand White Wedding Gowns



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Why are wedding gowns usually white? I’ll give you a second… If you think it’s to symbolise “purity” or “virginity”-- think again.


Brides used to wear any colour they pleased for the big day as long as they looked their best. In one of Jan Van Eyck’s well-known paintings, commonly know as the Arnolfini Wedding (1431), the woman is actually a bride wearing a green gown (Side note: She’s actually not pregnant. It was in fashion to wear multiple layers of clothing, usually to signify you were wealthy -- it was also summer time as you can see from the window).


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After some years, it became common to wear red as the colour was known to symbolise fertility as seen here in Rafaello Sanzio’s painting, The Marriage of the Virgin (1504).



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It wasn’t until 1840, in the Royal Chapel of St. James’ Palace, when the headstrong Queen Victoria dared to wear white for her marriage to Prince Albert. It’s also worth noting that she was a queen for the people -- she supported her country by only using British made materials for her gown and she even reused it several times! She also refused to wear the traditional crown fit for a queen and instead opted for an orange blossom wreath -- A FLOWER CROWN!


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