Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 at Victoria and Albert Museum


Embroidered silk satin wedding dress designed by Norman Hartnell, 1933. Given and worn by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll. Worn by Margaret Whigham for her marriage to Charles Sweeny © Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans Pinterest


The V&A traces the development of the white wedding dress from 1775 and examines how fashion designers have influenced its history.

Visitors can discover the change in style over the last two centuries as fascinating details are revealed about the lives of the wearers.

On display at Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 are some of the most romantic and extravagant examples from the museum’s vast collection. Among them is work by important designers such as Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, Vivienne Westwood and John Galliano.

Highlights include new acquisitions and loaned items, such as the purple dress worn by Dita Von Teese for her marriage to Marilyn Manson and dresses worn by Gwen Stefani. This is a chance to discover the details behind some remarkable wedding-day fashions.


Venue Details & Map

Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road
South Kensington
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Public transport:
Tube: South Kensington, Knightsbridge Train: Victoria. Follow the Museums tunnel from South Kensington Underground.

Look for similar items by category