Wedding Dresses NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA By Rita Riviniers

Uncompromising quality and fit are the cornerstones to this contemporary bridal collection. See our latest wedding dress and Bridal Gowns in Newport Beach CA at The Bridesmaid Lounge

Located at:

2853 East Coast Hwy #102

Newport Beach CA 92625

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The Bridesmaid Lounge is the largest full service bridal salon in the nation located in the affluent  of Newport Beach, California.

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History of Bridal Gowns in Newport Beach

In the early 1900s, clothing included a lot of decorations, such as lace or frills. This was also adopted in wedding dresses, where decorative frills and lace was common. For example, in the 1920s, they were typically short in the front with a longer train in the back and were worn with cloche-style wedding veils. This tendency to follow current fashions continued until the late 1960s, when it became popular to revert to long, full-skirted designs reminiscent of the Victorian era.

Today, Western wedding dresses are usually white, though “wedding white” includes shades such as eggshell, ecru and ivory.

Later, many people assumed that the color white was intended to symbolize virginity, though this was not the original intention: it was the color blue that was connected to purity, piety, faithfulness, and the Virgin Mary.
Current fashion
A fashion designer (right) walks with a model wearing a bridal dress created by her, 2016.

About 75 percent of wedding dresses on the market are strapless dresses or sleeveless, in part because such dresses require less skill from the designers and are easier to alter to fit correctly. However, the sleeved wedding gown as well as wedding gowns with straps have both become more popular in recent years.
Eastern culture

Many wedding dresses in China, India (wedding sari), Pakistan (heavily embroidered shalwar qameez or lehngas) and Vietnam (in the traditional form of the Ao dai) are red; the traditional colour representing good luck and auspiciousness. Nowadays, many women choose other colours besides red. In modern mainland Chinese weddings, the bride may opt for Western dresses of any colour, and don a traditional costume for the wedding tea ceremony.
Qing dynasty styled traditional Chinese wedding dress with phoenix crown headpiece still used in modern Taiwanese weddings.

In modern Taiwanese weddings, the bride generally picks red (following Chinese tradition) or white (more Western) silk for the wedding gown material, but most will wear the red traditional garment for their formal wedding banquets. Traditionally, the father of the bride is responsible for the wedding banquet hosted on the bride’s side and the alcohol (specifically called “xi-jiu,” confusingly the same as what the wedding banquet itself is called) consumed during both banquets. While the wedding itself is often based on the couple’s choices, the wedding banquets are a symbolic gesture of “thanks” and appreciation, to those that have raised the bride and groom (such as grandparents and uncles) and those who will continue to be there to help the bride and groom in the future. Thus out of respect for the elders, wedding banquets are usually done formally and traditionally.

 

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