I Tried Wedding Dresses Through History

Published 2019-12-05
Hello friends! So as some of you may know, I am engaged, betrothed, and affianced - and so I hereby introduce you to part 1 of our 4 part wedding video series! Being the fashion history enthusiast that I am, I decided to do a little exploration into wedding dresses through history and try on 5 authentic vintage wedding dresses (with era-appropriate hairstyling, makeup, and bouquets to boot!) - ranging from the Victorian Era to the 1980s! Which look was your favorite?

Cici Andersen

Olivia Hines

Gingersnap Florals

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All Comments (21)
  • Safiya Nygaard
    HELLO FRIENDS! so sorry for the delay here, there has been ~a lot~ going on! Here I present to you part 1 of our 4-part wedding series :) I hope you enjoy! Which look was your favorite?
  • BadWolfGee
    My grandmother got married in the early 70's and she wore this HOT PINK mini skirt two piece and honestly she's an icon
  • Luiza Douglas
    I love how Tyler just encourages Saf through all her shenanigans.
  • Hailey Chapman
    Fun fact about the red lipstick in the 40's: It was said that Hitler hated the color and the American woman wore it to show rebellion against him
  • catherine Filcher
    One of my favourite stories about a wedding dress is, in the 1940s a woman made her own wedding dress from her husband's RAF parachute and then after the wedding she died it a blue colour so she could use it for a going out dress but she kept a piece of her wedding dress white, added a lace border and carried it as a handkerchief for the rest of her life.
  • bubblegumbxtch
    Safiya's face is perfect for vintage looks, she just looks right.
  • I'm just passing by - wanted to say thank you for including African-American couples. Others probably said this already but i wasn't about to look thru all the comments ;)
  • nargleish
    I feel like Safiya’s argumentative essays in highschool were all A++
  • Jasmine Dubois
    That 80s wedding dress is so 80s it hurts. I can also hear the guitar solo when it enters a room.
  • Luna Lovegood
    Fun fact: corsets weren't uncomfortable! Corsets were the predecessor to the bra not the spanx 😉. It is also used as a back supporter and could help support all the layers of petticoats.
  • Michelle M
    Interesting bit of trivia about the color blue in medieval Europe: the Virgin Mary was always painted in blue because it was the most expensive paint color at the time. That shows the importance of the Virgin Mary in medieval artwork. I wonder if the blue used to tint cloth was as expensive? Probably not, if it was commonly used.
  • Jasmine Dubois
    As a history nerd, I loved everything about this video.
  • Heidibee
    I got married in '67. I wore a white lace mini dress over a pale pink mini slip. I also wore a pale pink hat with a huge brim and white kitten heeled shoes. I super enjoyed this video and the different outfits designed to represent brides of the past as well as various images from days gone by. I subscribed so l can enjoy more fashion fun.
  • Gray Raymundo
    I love the mini history lessons with each dress
  • The 40's dress is amazing but when she said how the soldiers and everyone kinda needed it to be shorter I was just thinking of easy access for after the wedding. Also the 60's ones
  • Anna Hart
    .I have to say, 80s wedding dresses usually just make me laugh, but..it actually looks pretty darn good on you?! The shape is bangin' and the whole "head dress" situation? Yup, cool. Just cool!
  • Amanda Banks
    I was really hoping to see a 1950's dress because I love the tea length style. But overall loved all the looks
  • Ashle Dashnaw
    In they twenties they still wore corsets. It was just more a straight corset since they were aiming for the more masculine body shape, so to do that, they needed a more straight silhouette so they constructed a type of corset that would do that for them.
  • Safiya: this dress will outlive us all

    Me: Queen Elizabeth will also outlive us all
  • Nicole Fossum
    I like the little history lessons given with each dress.