Wedding dresses are something that everyone has an opinion on, too poofy, too simple so when we saw that the V&A were exhibiting wedding dresses through the ages we had to go and take a peek.

Victoria & Albert Museum

The entrance to the V&A Museum

The exhibition is staged on 2 floors with the bottom floor concentrating on the earlier years.  It is completely breathtaking seeing dresses that have lasted through the ages, including a 1775 Court Dress.  But on the ground floor the centre stage is taken by the dress worn by Margaret Whigham in 1933.  It had a train that was 3.70 metres long and 2 metres wide!  What struck me was how truly tiny the dress was, it could have been no bigger than a size 6!

Before ascending the stairs to the second floor, a projector is playing the Royal Weddings, showing Elizabeth II, Diana and of course Kate and William.  We stood and watched it play twice, still mesmerised by Kate’s dress from 2011.


The Dutchess of Cambridge and her sister Pippa Middleton

As we reached the second floor we we immediately struck by the stunning dress Dita Von Tesse wore in 2005 to marry Marilyn Manson.  The vivid purple colour was eye catching, but what stuck me most was how tiny her waist must have been!  It is said she can corset her waist down to a tiny 16.5  inches so that must explain it!

Dita Von Tesse

Dita Von Tesse on her wedding day

Other famous dresses were that of Gwen Stefani, Camilla Dutchess of Cornwall and also Kate Moss, but I won’t tell you anymore so you have some surprises when you arrive!  The exhibition is well worth the £12, especially as you can then wonder around the rest of the glorious museum and make a real day of it.

With weddings being in our minds at LYS, keep checking back as we are starting a series on wedding make up very , very soon!  But for those of you whose big day is in the not so distant future don’t forget our fabulous Facial in a Box is all you need to get your skin looking photo ready – you could even treat your bridesmaids too!

You can book tickets to see the Wedding Dress Exhibition through Love Theatre -