She popularised the white wedding dress. (12/20)

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Despite being a monarch who was known for her preference to adorn dark clothes of mourning in the later decades of her reign, Victoria’s wedding dress was a pure, almost blinding white. At the time, women would traditionally wear their best and most expensive dresses to their weddings. These did not (and usually were not) have to be white! In her highly documented and photographed wedding, Queen Victoria inspired the now traditional fashion of a pure white wedding dress.

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