Black wedding dress
It is believed that bride on a wedding day should wear the traditional white dress, as white is the color of purity. Black color is associated with the wedding fashion less often. However, nothing lasts forever, especially fashion! Perhaps the most black wedding which the world has ever witnessed, was Avril Lavigne’s: Gothic medieval castle Château de La Napoule in the South of France France, black dress, black bridal make-up, black flower, black cake. The couple married on 1 July 2013 (Canada Day). Her black dress didn’t bring luck in marriage – on 2 September 2015, Lavigne announced her separation from Kroeger. The black wedding dress didn’t make happy other stars either – Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in a modest black dress. Years later, after the wedding, the actress Sarah Jessica Parker admitted in an interview that the only thing she regrets in life – a black dress at the wedding.
“I wore black on my wedding day, and it was a huge mistake – said Sarah Jessica. – At that time I somehow felt that marrying in white – means to attract too much attention, and I was shy. Now I regret it, and if it were possible to turn time back, I would fix it, wearing a wedding dress whiter than the white of the snow, because only in this should be bride”.
It is clear that not every bride dares to dress in black at the wedding, and one of them was Canadian American actress Shenae Grimes, star of TV series “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “The New Generation.” Shenae Grimes and Josh Beech married on May 10, 2013 in Ashford, Kent, England.
Worldwide it is differently. In old Russia, wedding colors were red, even bright red as a symbol of life, development, beauty, light, sun, etc. Russian romance “Do not sew, mother, red sundress for me …” is just about a wedding dress. In Russian folk tradition, all girls decorated themselves in red accents. When married – always red. When the young woman gave birth to a baby and until the woman is young – red. With age, the decor of red suit changed gradually. Women between the ages wore crimson, burgundy, terracotta, and the amount of red, scarlet reduced.
By the way, other European nations used red color as well. And it’s not just for the folk costume, but also for the nobility. The tradition of marrying in red broke Mary Stuart. She went to a wedding in white as in a shroud, and then to the scaffold in the red. By the way, there was another practical reason for red dress on the scaffold, in addition to the color values. On a red blood is not so noticeable – Mary Stuart was beheaded.
Vera Wang – one of the most famous designers of wedding dresses and knows how a perfect wedding dress should look. The most fashionable and demanding divas of Hollywood trust her sense of style. Wedding dress of Mariah Carey, Victoria Beckham, Uma Thurman, Sharon Stone, Jessica Simpson, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian made a splash in the fashion industry. However, at the New York wedding Fashion Week in the fall of 2011 Vera decided to break stereotypes.
Vera Wang surprised many by presenting a collection of wedding dresses in glamour black Gothic-style. Of course, black wedding dresses were in the collections of other designers and fashion houses – Le sposa di Francesca, Oscar de la Renta, Atelier Aimee and Marchesa, but Wong was the first. Not all dresses from the collection of Vera Wang are black. Most often it is a combination of black and shades of nude.