Wed­ding dress has a rich, long his­to­ry. Over time, it changed, improved, acquired new signs, tra­di­tions, leg­ends. Nowa­days, no wed­ding is com­plete with­out a brides­maid dress. This is what all girls dream of from an ear­ly age and what they first think about after receiv­ing a mar­riage pro­pos­al from a loved one. There­fore, you will undoubt­ed­ly be inter­est­ed to know some inter­est­ing facts about this for­mal attire of brides.

Inter­est­ing facts about wed­ding dress­es
  1. Col­ored wed­ding dress­es that have filled the cat­walks at the fash­ion shows of our time are far from a new and, more­over, not an uncon­ven­tion­al idea. So, in Rus’, a red dress, or rather, a folk sun­dress, was con­sid­ered tra­di­tion­al for the bride. And in Europe, pink and blue out­fits were tra­di­tion­al.
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  2. The first woman in Europe to wear a snow-white dress to her own wed­ding was Queen Mar­got. On August 18, 1572, she appeared before the aston­ished guests in a white dress, and it has since become cus­tom­ary that girls who mar­ry for the first time dress in white attire (ladies who mar­ry again dress in pur­ple). The fash­ion for white wed­ding dress­es last­ed until the 18th cen­tu­ry, after which col­ored dress­es again gained pop­u­lar­i­ty. And this cus­tom was brought back by Queen Vic­to­ria, who mar­ried on Feb­ru­ary 10, 1840 in a fluffy white satin dress, dec­o­rat­ed with lace and orange blos­soms.
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  3. The most expen­sive wed­ding dress in the world was made in Feb­ru­ary 2006 by design­ers Rene Strauss and jew­el­er Mar­tin Katz. His skirt and bodice are embroi­dered with gen­uine dia­monds. The cost of this out­fit is 12 mil­lion dol­lars! But for 7 years he has not yet found a buy­er.
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  4. The longest dress was con­sid­ered to be the dress of the bride from Chi­na — Lil Rong. Its plume was 2162 meters. And only recent­ly this record was bro­ken by a dress made in the Roman­ian cap­i­tal. The length of the train of this out­fit was as much as 3 kilo­me­ters! It was sewn by a dozen seam­stress­es for 100 days. The out­fit was shown to the gen­er­al pub­lic by mod­el Emma Dumitres­cu, hav­ing risen into the sky in a bal­loon in it. The train of the dress is made of lace and silk, and the mod­el her­self assures that she felt like a real queen in it. The world record was record­ed by rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Guin­ness Book of Records.
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  5. The most famous wed­ding dress belonged to the famous Grace Kel­ly. She mar­ried Prince Rainier in 1956 in a daz­zling silk taffe­ta with lace. The veil made for the out­fit was sheathed with 1000 pearls. The wed­ding dress was cre­at­ed by Helen Rose, a cos­tume design­er for the MGM film stu­dio. And half a cen­tu­ry lat­er, this par­tic­u­lar out­fit is an exam­ple of sophis­ti­ca­tion, ele­gance, impec­ca­ble taste and style for brides and cou­turi­ers! By the way, Cather­ine Mid­dle­ton mar­ried Prince William in a sim­i­lar wed­ding dress.
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  6. Anoth­er very famous wed­ding dress, the fab­u­lous wed­ding dress of Princess Diana was sewn from 40 meters of ivory silk, vin­tage lace with gold threads and dec­o­rat­ed with rhine­stones and pearls. Many repli­cas of this out­fit were cre­at­ed, which were sold and are being sold for fab­u­lous sums.
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  7. The most unusu­al wed­ding dress of the past has become an exhib­it at the De Young Muse­um in San Fran­cis­co. It was cre­at­ed by Yves Saint Lau­rent him­self and is a hand­made knit­ted cocoon. Despite the sophis­ti­ca­tion of mod­ern wed­ding fash­ion design­ers, it con­tin­ues to amaze and shock the audi­ence with its orig­i­nal­i­ty. The design­er embod­ied in it a metaphor­i­cal image of what the mar­riage of a lady of the 60s of the last cen­tu­ry meant to her.
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  8. The first short wed­ding dress in the world was pre­sent­ed to the pub­lic by the leg­endary Coco Chanel. It was a rev­o­lu­tion in wed­ding fash­ion — before it, expos­ing the legs of a spouse was con­sid­ered obscene. And Coco Chanel has always defend­ed the idea that a tru­ly ele­gant dress should not hin­der move­ment. There­fore, she sewed an out­fit just below the knee length. Now this idea is at the peak of pop­u­lar­i­ty and still remains one of the most impor­tant trends in mod­ern wed­ding fash­ion.
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  9. The orig­i­nal and out­ra­geous wed­ding dress, dec­o­rat­ed with real lanterns, allowed to be sparkling in the lit­er­al sense of the word. It allows the bride to shine and not remain in the shad­ows even in com­plete dark­ness. This unique out­fit was designed by Philips. It con­sists of two lay­ers and is able to ana­lyze body tem­per­a­ture, the amount of sweat, draw con­clu­sions about the emo­tions of the girl who put it on, and depend­ing on this, the flash­lights on it glow in dif­fer­ent col­ors.
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  10. The most deli­cious wed­ding dress was cre­at­ed by con­fec­tion­er Don­na Milling­ton-Day. In fact, this is a full-size cake dress — 1.8 m. When cre­at­ing it, 22 kg of sug­ar were used, and it was baked for a whole week.
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