The history of wedding dresses
• The history of wedding dresses
The history of the wedding dress more than one hundred years. bride's outfit is constantly changing, following fashion: dresses were white and color, lush and closely fitting, with high waistline and low. Together, let us look at how to change the wedding dress for the last two hundred years by the example of the historical wedding dresses of the Metropolitan Museum.
Queen Victoria in her wedding dress, 1840
At different times and in different countries changed the color of the wedding dress. But one rule applied always and everywhere invariably: it must be smart. If a family can afford to spend, the money it is not spared. If not, the bride walked down the aisle in the most beautiful dress from her wardrobe.
In the 19th century, white and cream were the main colors of wedding dresses in Europe. Especially after the wedding of Queen Victoria, who chose for his wedding in 1840, a simple dress of ivory.
However, white as the color of purity and innocence could afford only a young girl. Widows, spinsters, and not rich bride chose a more practical color.
In the 20th century, white does not take positions. However, it happened that the bride wore bright colors, for example, to shock the audience and show that conventions they are not interested (in 1920-30-ies). A marriage were that it was during the war.
Of course, if you had the opportunity, bridal dresses were sewn in the latest fashion, and it is easy to see how varied the ladies' room with the passage of time.
of America 1805-1808. In the era of empire bright colors in general we were in fashion, so the wedding dresses were often white.
1841 England. bride simple agricultural worker. These dresses were worn at a wedding for the first time, and then they were worn to church on Sundays, or to pass a younger relative.
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1872-1874, Britain or France.
1875 wedding corset.
1877 La Mode Illustre.
1884 Boston, America.
1896 House of Worth.
1899 England. 35-year-old bride Gariet Joyce found the white dress inappropriate at her age and chose this color. The dress she sewed herself. Gariet worked as a maid and, accordingly, perfectly sewed. She wore a dress after the wedding, a little Sause it.
1903 All layers wedding dress.
1905 England. Wedding corset.
1925 France. Jeanne Lanvin. The ensemble is made in the style of Italian fashion from the 15th century.
1930 France. Callot sisters.
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1932 Wedding Hat Cloche.
1933 England. Dress Margaret Whigham, the daughter of a Scottish millionaire. Designer Norman Hartnell. 30 seamstresses sewed this dress for six weeks.
1934 England. Charles James. complex cut master James said: "Every seam in my board has its own meaning. It emphasizes some part of the body. "
1938 England. Bold dress Monica Maurice, independent woman and despised conventionality. Also in 1938, she became the only woman accepted into the Association of mining electrical engineers (and remained so until 1978). She loved cars and airplanes. And I wore a dress cause. Favorite color she had bright red.
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1940, the Lilli Ann.
1941 England. During the Second World War in Europe, many of the bride dresses sewn from this matter, which could get. This dress, for example, made of fabric for the curtains.
1946 Pierre Balmain.
1948-49 of Charles James.
the 1950s. Pierre Balmain.
1951 Norman Hartnell.
1960. Cristobal Balenciaga.
1964 Marc Bohan for Dior.
1960, the William Travilla.
1968 England. Wedding coat, which served as inspiration for the shape of the Russian officers.
The end of the 1980s.
the 1990s. Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel.
1995 Christian Lacroix.
2000 Yohji Yamamoto.