'Bless the Bride'
A selection of wedding dresses and accessories from the museums collection.
Not all wedding dresses are white. Colours and styles have changed over the years. Queen Victoria designed her own white dress; white rapidly became the colour of choice for this most important of occasions.
During the depression and war years women married in their 'Sunday Best'. Fabric was rationed and coupons shared out. Some dresses were made from parachute silk.
See this selection of dresses throughout 2021.