Have you ever wondered what a bride should look like on her wedding day: flowers, a veil, gloves, a ring (of course, the groom))) and a delicate, beautiful white dress ... BUT, you are completely wrong, the color of the bride's dress and even his style depends on where the bride lives and what nation and culture she belongs to.
After all, every nation sees its own bride on the wedding day. Therefore, it is necessary to figure out what kind of dresses I wear for brides of different nations.
Many brides in China wear red wedding dresses on their wedding day, as red symbolizes good luck and hope. In addition, Chinese brides sometimes prefer a gold-colored wedding dress, a color that also symbolizes a lot in Chinese culture.
Also, Vietnamese brides prefer a red wedding dress, saluting the traditions of their people. And what sets it apart from other countries is that very rarely brides wear a white dress according to Western traditions, there is a very strong connection with traditions.
Korean brides, wedding dresses are sewn from red, green, pink. The dress must have a pattern that combines exotic butterflies and flowers, this pattern must be hand-embroidered. Also, bright and beautiful ribbons are often sewn to the dress, which symbolize good luck for the spouses.
Japan is famous for its kimonos, which is why brides marry in traditional white kimonos. But at the same time, I would like to note that a Japanese bride has three wedding dresses, which she changes during the day, and they are all different. Also, the bride should have a red and white outfit with various embroidery in silver and gold, the image of a crane must be present in the drawing. Recently, the third outfit has become the classic version of the western dress. But the most important thing should not be purple, as this is the color of divorce.
Brides in Indonesia wear traditional kebauas for their weddings, like a blouse and batik.
Filipino brides make their wedding dress by hand; in no case do they buy it in stores. The wedding dress is called Barong Tagalog, or simply called Tagalog. These outfits are hand-embroidered garments. which was usually worn by both men and women.
In India, in the northern part of it, the wedding dress can be either red or green. Yellow wedding dress is allowed. Red symbolizes goodness and green symbolizes fertility.
But in southern India, the traditional wedding dress will be a white sari. In addition, Indian brides are required to hide their face with a veil. The dress is necessarily sewn from silk, although now this tradition is a thing of the past, along with the color of the dress.
Thai brides should have at their disposal a wedding wardrobe of 10 dresses of different shades, but at the same time, one must be white, and during the celebration, order the guest with their beauty and outfits. The condition of the holiday is also obligatory - the absence of black color, even its element in the outfits of not only the bride, but also the guests. Black is the color of mourning and death.
Moroccan brides choose yellow dresses as they will protect them from the "bad" look. And the green color of the wedding dress will bring good luck.
African brides choose the color of their wedding dress according to the color of their village.
Indians living in the United States have a lot of different traditions, in addition, in many tribes, the bridegroom, his relatives and men, who agreed to help, sewed a wedding dress for the bride:
- The Apache Bride's dress is a white dress with pink stripes in the upper and tender part, with a wide belt, white trousers, hair bands and a cloak.
- The Pueblo Bridesmaid's dress is a chintz dress tied behind the right shoulder and with a belt around the waist.
- Delaware brides are dressed in a deerskin skirt, and the stripes along the forehead and face are painted with white clay, red and yellow paints.
- Yurok Modoci and Climate (tribes of northern California) use the following wedding dress colors: white dress in the east, blue dress in the south, yellow or orange dress in the west, black dress in the north.
Scandinavian brides traditionally wear black wedding dresses, in accordance with their Puritan laws.
Spanish brides should wear a black wedding dress, symbolizing devotion to their spouse. Attributes of a wedding dress can be orange or red (mantilla and lace)
The wedding dress of Slavic brides consisted of a shirt, an embroidered belt, poneva and various ornaments. The shirt had to be necessarily white with embroidered sleeves, a neckline and a hem. Also, various embroideries were sewn on the shirt, which adorned the bride's outfit. In addition, different colors of embroidery were used in different regions. On the chest of Slavic brides, there was a gaitana - a beaded decoration. Poneva is a rich-colored skirt embroidered with various ornaments and patterns (for example, rhombuses, the symbol of the sun). A narrow long belt made of wool was used to tie the silhouette.
But the most important and interesting thing in this article is that these traditions are beginning to become a thing of the past; many brides prefer to choose a dress in the style of European brides for their weddings. At the same time, European brides prefer a white wedding dress to other colors, only since the 19th century, when in England Princess Victoria dressed up in a white wedding dress on her wedding day. And the photo of the princess in a white wedding dress has become very popular.