Fashion / History

When the Bride Wore Blue

Venus and Cupid (Pompeii fresco). Venus dressed in blue

Venus and Cupid (Pompeii fresco). Venus in blue garb. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Up until Queen Victoria got married in 1840, wedding dresses used to be blue or any other color. Jo Harrington writes about the symbolism of the color blue, how it was linked to Virgin Mary in several ways. She also discusses other influences: expensive cobalt blue, Venus at Pompeii shown clad in blue, and more.

When the Bride Wore Blue

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