Top Features Of Classic 80s Wedding Dresses
by Jane Duncan, freelance writer
May 28 2020
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Billy Idol’s hit "White Wedding" delved into the traditional nature of weddings in the 80s. Dresses (to this day) are still seen as a symbol of purity. However, the new millennium has seen younger generations embracing diversity like never before. This means that brides have greater ‘freedom’, so to speak, when selecting a hue for their wedding dress. In the 80s, white wedding gowns were pure white. Today, they often contain a drop of another shade - anything from cream to a very pale yellow or ivory, or the lightest of pink or blue tones. Brides are also adding more colour and life to their bouquets, which often have intense hues like red, blue and fuchsia.
Wedding dresses from the 80s had quite a few things in common. They were voluminous, lacey, and princess-shaped. The quintessential 80s wedding dress was probably the one worn by Diana Princess of Wales, though many celebrities rocked these styles to perfection. These days, wedding dresses often hug the body, show off a little more skin, and play around with colour a little more. In reality, in the age of diversity, a wider range of styles is prevalent, so if you love the 80s, why not incorporate a trend or two from this memorable decade?