LIWW: Why We Wear White

Hey All,

This post is not to tell you to wear white. I know the title makes it sound like a call to arms for all of the brides everywhere to wear white. It’s not, I just like to alliterate. It’s actually a look at traditions and colors and dresses.

Long ago in America, wedding attire for the bride and groom consisted of their very best formal wear. This way, it could be worn again as fabric and patterns were a big cost. But then came the engagement of Queen Victoria. Once she announced she would wear white because only virgins could wear white, all brides in England and America felt they must wear white to prove their purity and thus it became a symbol of the purity of the bride. Second time brides did not wear white.

Eventually, encore brides were able to wear white again, but it is still the predominant wedding dress color for western brides. Some asian brides also change into whites dresses after the ceremony and for the reception.

I always wonder how many people know or care where the idea came from. I wore white (well champagne, one of the hundreds of versions of bridal white) knowing this and knowing that I liked the look of it. Other countries have their own traditional colors, some red, some pink, and still others blue. In a couple of places, black is even a common wedding dress color.

Like I said, I wore white, but I’m all for colored wedding dresses. I think some people were surprised I didn’t wear pink. There are examples throughout my pinterest page but I want to know what you think? Would/did/will you go another color?

Lots of Love,

Sarah Joy McKenzie

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    I wore a dress with a color described as “candlelight,” which was along the lines of an antiqued ivory. It actually did a lot for my complexion (I think a stark white would really have washed me out)! BTW, I am so loving the blush gown shades popular now. I’d definitely wear that pinkish color if I was getting married now!

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