Iconic wedding dresses displayed in London

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Wedding dresses, worn by some of the most iconic brides in history, are now being displayed at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

If you’re struggling to find inspiration for your wedding dress, the London’s Victoria and Albert museum is showcasing some of the most famous bridal dresses, dated 1775-2014.

Celebrity and royal brides have offered to put their wedding dresses on display, so the public can get an up-close glimpse at some of the masterpieces.

The display includes Vivienne Westwood’s purple dress, which was worn by Dita Von Teese in 2005 and Kate Moss’s elegant gown from her wedding to Jamie Hince in 2011.

However, the most iconic of all is the spectacular Alexander McQueen wedding dress, worn by the royal Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, with a backdrop display of union flags behind it.

As well as these modern pieces, wedding dresses from as far back as 1775 and from different cultures can also be admired.

Organisers of the showcase said: “Displayed chronologically over two floors, most of the outfits were worn in Britain, by brides of many faiths. Alongside the dresses are accessories including jewellery, shoes, garters, veils, wreaths, hats and corsetry as well as fashion sketches and personal photographs.”

Even if you can’t afford to have a designer wedding dress, the exhibition offers a fascinating insight into how bridal dresses have changed over the years.

Contemporary wedding designers will also be showing off their dress ideas throughout the event.

If you need some ideas or just want to visit the exhibition, the wedding dresses will be on display until March 15 2015.

Source: Forbes

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