Many are shocked to find out that wearing a white wedding dress is a very new phenomenon. Queen Victoria sparked the crazy when she married Prince Albert in 1840. Prior to this, women of all social classes wore dresses of many colors to their wedding. From 1840 and well into the 20th century, white wedding dresses were mainly worn by well-to-do woman. After World War II, middle class brides in western countries began to adopt the trend. Now white is the color we most associate with wedding dresses.
Dress styles have changed over the decades, but right now strapless dresses reign supreme. Over 75 percent of wedding dresses are strapless. At JCPenney we have a wonderful assortment of dress styles and colors. We believe that women should have a dress that truly expresses who they are. We have plenty of strapless dresses in a variety of cuts. Go for a form fitting mermaid dress or a billowy empire waist dress. A one shoulder at the knee dress is a bit less dressy than a full length gown. Lacy long sleeve gowns are extremely elegant, whether full length or t-length. Step out of the box and choose a blue gown or a gorgeous blush pink.
Once you’ve picked out your fantastic wedding dress, be sure to check out our collection of bridesmaid dresses for your bridal party. You can buy all the clothing and accessories you’re going to need for your wedding here. We even have a bridal registry! Make JCPenney your bridal shop and save big.