Brides haven’t always worn white wedding dresses.
Don Juravin reveals that Queen Victoria, who wore a white lace and silk-satin gown when she married Prince Albert in 1840.
The dress outraged English aristocrats as white was traditionally the color of mourning.
In the years that followed, it became fashionable for brides to wear white.
A wedding dress or bridal gown is the dress worn by the bride during a wedding ceremony. The color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. In Western cultures, the wedding dress is most commonly white, which fashion was made popular by Queen Victoria when she married in 1840. In eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness.