Wedding dress

Throughout the Museum

Plan a visit

The V&A holds a stunning collection of wedding attire, spanning five centuries and featuring key designers. Extravagant, demure, edgy, elegant, pure white, bold colour – these ensembles are as varied as the brides and grooms who wore them.

Read more
See less
Highlights include a 17th century royal wedding suit, vibrant outfits from Africa and Asia, plus an array of accessories, including lace veils and silk slippers. The undeniable stars, however, are the wedding dresses themselves. The extensive collection of iconic white gowns perfectly encapsulates the changing moods of both fashion and society, from the late 18th century to the present day.

Features

Background image: Background image: Wedding Dress and veil, Pam Hogg, 2012, UK. Museum no. T.5-2014. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London Wedding Dress and veil, Pam Hogg, 2012, UK. Museum no. T.5-2014. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London