{minna FLASHBACK} -The bride wore black

April 3, 2009


Did you know most wedding dresses, up until the late 19th century, were mainly black or dark in color, and worn with a white veil? Even before Goth culture recently revived the trend? I find this intriguing given that my wardrobe is primarily black (with a sprinkling of vivid color to throw folks off the track) and joked that on my wedding day, I’d wear an unapologetically-black bridal gown. Little did I know that black wedding dresses were essentially the norm! Nevertheless our brief (150 year plus) fascination with white wedding gowns seems to be the new norm. Will we ever see a day when brides rock black again? I’m not sure, but I do adore this black dress/white veil combo!

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