Sunday, January 21, 2018

Fact of the Day: Purity Wedding Dress

The concept of a white wedding dress becoming the most popular color in Western weddings didn't really finalize until about the 19th century. However many people later incorrectly assumed that white was the color of purity and brides that had been experienced in the bedroom were encouraged to wear blue instead. However blue was the original color for purity as its commonly associated with Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. 

14 comments:

  1. haha that puts a cramp in things. A lot of wedding crap people think is oh so grand, but most of it didn't come from their pie in the sky starry eyed way.

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  2. LOL- Love this fact, Adam! Another one I did NOT know! Have a great Sunday with Daisy! xo Diana

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  3. I don't think white dresses were common here until the late 40's I know my Mom didn't have a white dress in 1938.

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  4. I always remember it being said that white wedding dresses were a symbol of purity, it is interesting to read the truth.

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  5. I knew Queen Victoria created the White dress for weddings as it is today. I had no idea Blue was the favoured colour but it makes sense.

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  6. Blue was the original color of purity?

    So instead of "pure as the driven snow" did people instead say, "pure as the driven...blueberries"???

    I can see why they changed it.

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  7. I was just at our local museum and their latest exhibit was on local fashion through the decades. I noticed a wedding dress because it was brown, I think it was early 1900's. I think it was silk. Brown does not seem a very weddingish colour but perhaps it was the nicest dress she owned.

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  8. I chose a blue dress for my wedding dress to my first husband because I liked the dress. It did help to bring up that reason to my mom to help her get over the shock of me choosing it. lol

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  9. A blue wedding dress is actually pretty cool:)

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  10. Wasn't it Victoria that made white the wedding dress color? Hmmmm... can't remember.

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  11. I think the only time I've had a white dress as an adult was when I got married. I much prefer red!

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