In 1840, Queen Victoria got married wearing a white wedding gown. In those days, many women chose the color blue for their wedding dresses because it was a symbol of purity. White, on the other hand, symbolized wealth. Victoria chose white since it was the perfect color to highlight her extraordinary gown made in handmade lace. Even though there are other examples of women wearing white before her, Queen Victoria made the white wedding dress very popular.
The white color became the norm for wedding dresses in the West, and the styles will change through the years.