Creative clothing - Getting innovative with the wedding gown!
The wedding gown is always imagined to be white and pristine, a symbol of purity for the bride, a sign of her virginity, a sign of her innocence. Most people believe that white wedding gowns are traditional attires, and that is what the cultural norms dictate. However, wedding gowns had not always been white.
During the Middle Ages, brides used to wear striking colours during their wedding ceremonies. The wedding used to be a grand affair, and bold patterns, fabrics and colours used to mark the importance of the bride during the ceremony. The wedding gown started becoming white during the 1400s and the 1500s, when one queen after another started wearing the colour white, in the western world, and this prompted the other classes to covet the style as well.
However, wedding gowns have come a long way since then. The modern, independent woman does not want to stress upon her purity and her innocence as much. She wants to express herself, she does not believe that the colour of her dress reflects upon how eligible she is to be someone’s wife. She wants to dazzle on her wedding day, and not everybody’s best colour is white. There has been a lot of experimentation which has been going on with the wedding gown. From the more demure shades of gold and silver, to the more daring shades of purple and hot pink, brides all over the world are trying to make their wedding dresses unique, individualistic, and fun. Dressmakers and designers are also harking back to distinct styles of the past and fusing these styles with new colours and textures in order to make new and bold creations which will stand out.
Theme-based wedding gowns are a lot of fun, because they tend to stick to a theme, or an era, but they are at liberty to be experimented upon. A lot of marriages between goth-culture couples have wedding dresses which are distinctly gothic in nature, and are layered and textured uniquely to fit in, as well as stand out. Many celebrities too, are going in for a unique look for their weddings. The white wedding gown has become too common to really stand out, and one can see dazzling new innovations on the concept of the wedding dress. While some are becoming crazier with new innovations, many people are designing their wedding gowns in such a way so that they can use it in the future. It seems like a very pragmatic idea, instead of hoarding it up. Lace, tulle, cotton, silk, satin, and even khadi are just some of the materials out of which people are making wedding gowns! And the accessorizing on them knows no bounds either.
Wedding gowns are no longer demure and pure! They’re a sign of self-expression, they’re a sign of individualism, and there’s no end to the amount of innovation which can go on to one of these. After all, a bride does want to shine her brightest on her wedding day!
Also, check out different items for the wedding:
1. The Knot Wedding Shop’s unique place card holders are the perfect finishing touch to your wedding reception tables.
2. Capture those special moments with unique disposable wedding cameras for your guests, now on sale at The Knot Wedding Shop!
3. The Knot Wedding Shop has to-be-wed wear that’s cute for brides, cool for grooms, and perfect for moms and dads!