"It has to be white! White-white!" (Wedding dresses)

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 31
2843 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The opposition to anything but stark white makes no sense. For a start, stark white isn’t available in natural fabrics, which means that most designer dresses, and every single “white” royal wedding dress in history has actually been ivory, because those dresses are likely to be silk. I mean Princess Diana was notoriously a virgin at her wedding, and her extremely expensive dresss was noticeably ivory (I’d call it cream TBH). That said, a lot of ivory silk dresses look much more like white than that dress did. Really they’re just a warm white. 

It’s only really been cheaper mass market dresses made of polyester, and in particular those made in the last 50-60 years since the wedding industry really took off, that will actually be stark white. So basically people who say that they must have stark white are really saying “nothing but a cheap dress for my little princess!”.

Also, white didn’t used to be traditional colour of virginity anyway. Blue was, because of the Virgin Mary. (This is, of course, why I wore a blue dress at my wedding *coughs*.)

White (actually ivory) just meant you were rich and could afford to get a dress in a colour that couldn’t really be worn at any other time. 

Post # 32
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

White looked awful on me and my mom told me so herself lol 

Post # 33
3837 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I don’t get it – like, it’s a colour. Or even just different shades of the same colour! Do people think the wedding won’t be legitimate if they aren’t blinded by the whiteness of the bride’s dress? I just can’t fathom having strong feelings about this! And wearing white is only an English tradition started by Queen Victoria. It’s not like it’s worldwide or goes back to the dawn of time or gets a mention in the bible or anything. It’s literally just a thing a famous person did once. So if you wanna get married in black or rainbow colours or plaid – go for it!

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