Why shall a wedding dress be white?

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¿Por qué nos casamos de blanco?, por Jesús Peiró

To understand why we get married in white, we must go back to 1840 , when Queen Victoria chose a dress of that color to marry Albert of Saxe-Coburg. The official wedding portrait photo was widely circulated, and many brides opted for white in honor of that choice. Something we do now as a tradition.

Before the Victorian era, brides could marry in any color except black, reserved for mourning , and red because it was associated with prostitutes. The white symbolizes purity and innocence of childhood, but eventually became synonymous of virginity.

Today is still the star of any wedding , but the silver and gold have been consecrated as the co-stars of the most important dress in the life of many women. Pastel colors have been the surprise of last year. Not surprisingly, a pink tulle skirt was featured in last Vogue Brides cover. Times change, and brides with them.

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La Reina Victoria

Queen Victoria