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Author: Edwina Ehrman 

This fully updated and revised editon is published in both paperback and hardback to accompany a major V&A exhibition. The Wedding Dress draws on wedding garments in the V&A’s collection, photographs, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts and genealogical research to explore the history of the wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it since 1700. It focuses on the white wedding dress, which became fashionable in the early nineteenth century and is now chosen by women across the world.


The sumptuous book considers the way couturiers and designers have challenged and refreshed the traditional white dress and the influence of the wedding industry, whose antecedents lie in the commercialization of the wedding in Victorian Britain. The Wedding Dress is not only about costume, but also about the cultivation of the image of the bride. This book is a glorious tribute to an exquisite, stylish, glamorous gown, the romance of its evolution and the splendour of its design.

The Wedding Dress

The 50 Designs that Changed the Course of Bridal Fashion

Author: Eleanor Thomspson

For brides-to-be or any reader with a fascination for couture, here is the essential guide to the best wedding dresses of modern times – the 50 iconic designs that made fashion history. 

This book takes a fascinating look at nearly two centuries of bridal fashion presents 50 of history’s most famous dresses, revealing why and how they continue to inspire brides and designers today. 

Lavishly illustrated spreads lay bare the anatomy of each show-stopping ensemble: silhouette, fabrics, construction techniques, embellishments, and even hidden details. From the white wedding dress worn by Queen Victoria in 1840 to couture creations by Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang, and Vivienne Westwood, The Wedding Dress examines the features of each and every design in chronological sequence. Find out why!

Read more on this book here on Google Books

If you live in Australia and looking to buy a wedding dress the Technical Book team recommend Sweethearts Bridal Boutique is one of Sydney’s leading retailer of bridal wedding dresses bridesmaids dresses , bridal accessories and mens suits.

Sweethearts have been providing this service for brides and grooms for over 30 years winning multiple awards for their highly regarded level of personal service. Brides come from all over Sydney, New South Wales and overseas to experience the amazing service and product range that they carry.

Their labels include Maggie Sottero, Sottero Midgley, Rebecca Ingram, Essence of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liane, Eliza Clark, Wendy Makin, Brides Desire, LV Trends ,Sorella Vita ,Wendy Ann, Jadore , Tinaholy, Moir Designs, Paco Also Accessories from Dreamtime Designs.

They also operate a Mens and boys formalwear using the exclusive Spurling range.

In House alterations are also provided to Brides by professional Dressmakers to take all stress away from Brides on there very important day

They extend a warm welcome to call or email and make an appointment to visit them so they can help you to find your perfect Gown for your very special wedding day!

To learn more about Sweethearts Bridal Boutique and their range of services, visit their website here: www.sweetheartsbridal.com.au