A Throwback of Wedding Dresses Over 200 Years!


The time has fled away, so what all deem fashionable when it is about wedding dresses. Just us any clothing items, these gowns have also transformed over the years from corseted, frilled, high-neck to glitzy fishtails brides prefer today.

Do you know that the white wedding gowns as all know are a modern fashion invention? You can check all old age painting there are chances to see a woman wearing white is zero. But today the traditional white shade associated with virginity and purity became popular only during the 19th century.

Before people would get hitched in colour mostly red and it was ok. While trends were always a major factor in our bridal fashion or any other field that affected more than one could imagine, during World War, I and II the resources were limited only, so brides use to wear parachute nylon or silk made gowns in their wedding.

Here we bring down the collections of the wedding dress from 200 years before to the present:

Before 200 years, the wedding dresses use to be more modest with high necks, long sleeves, gloves, and veiled hats. Later, it started all about those empire lines with lace and short sleeves. Also short, straight cut and drop waistline dresses became popular during that time.

During the 1930s there was no money; most of them use to wear their nicest dress which they already have for occasions. In the wartime, the wedding dresses were picked usually for some practical reasons only.

It was 1950 when Elizabeth Taylor made a sweetheart neckline most popular wedding dress of that era. The dress had full and ballerina length skirt. Ballerina length dresses use to be the most standard ones on those years. Silhouette included full skirt and fitting bodices cinching around the waist. Gloves were common and short veils accompanied short hemlines dominating skull cap.

In the 1960s when metallic and floral detail dresses became very popular and veils were short only. Waistlines moved little higher, and empire line silhouette was popular still. Necklines were modest only and kept higher only.

The 1970s were the decade of Bohemian vibes like the square neckline, batwing sleeves and the empire waist as usual. This is the complete transition decade; even it started in the 1960s. The fashion varied from bohemian to traditional kind by the end of the decade itself. Later the trend heralded a change in the material that symbolized the 1980’s. Double knitted gowns started becoming more popular with flowing drop caplets, batwing sleeves, empire waist, and bustled trains. Later, it started the plus size wedding dresses trend also.

During the 1990’s the hairstyle bun up, the dresses became more stylish. With fewer people are interested in marrying in churches by 2000, a strapless gown became more dominant now. Gloves are not seen now, even the veils but were not eradicated. Brides now style their hair with flowers, tiaras or fascinators.  It was 2000 when wedding style became more of personal style than a religious ceremony.

The latest style is about fishtail wedding dress for all our modern brides out there!