An Animated History of the Wedding Dress

Yes, you read that headline correctly.

Shelly Adams, relationship manager at SimplyBridal, sent me the following infographic video on the history of the wedding dress and I can’t resist sharing it with JCK‘s readers.

A couple of things stood out for me after being subjected to far too many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress:

  • The world’s most expensive wedding dress has 150 cts. of diamonds and is valued at $12 million.
  • In 1406, Princess Philippa of England wore the first documented white wedding dress.
  • In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the nobility wore their best dresses regardless of whether or not they were white. Blue was the preferred color, and white was considered impractical.

What I’m curious about—losing man points by the minute here —is how many brides think seriously about accessorizing their wedding dresses with jewelry? Have any jewelers had a bride come in asking about jewels that would look good with her dress, or do the engagement ring and wedding band stand alone as far as style decisons are concerned?

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section after you enjoy the video infographic!

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