As with all fashion, wedding dress styles have evolved over time, influenced by entertainment, celebrities, royalty, practicality, and even world events.

The history of wedding dresses is intertwined with history in general — after all, love still marches on no matter what is happening around the world. But what did brides wear in Victorian times? What did wedding dresses look like in the 1960s? And why are wedding dresses white?

The team at Lulus have created the following visual guide to wedding dress styles by decade starting from the woman who ignited the tradition of the white wedding dress.

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The Most Popular Wedding Dress Styles by Decade

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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