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Traditional Wedding Dresses In The Different Cultures

Traditional Wedding Dresses In The Different Cultures

With all the different cultures in the world, there are so many varieties of wedding outfits. This article that will give you details on some of the most gorgeous and expensive wedding dresses in different cultures.

The wedding dress is the most important aspect of a wedding. After all, the wedding dress is what makes the bride look outstanding on her ‘big day’! However, the wedding dress must be carefully designed or picked. It must not only accentuate the bride’s beauty, but must also suit her style and personality. The type of wedding dress chosen must also complement the wedding theme.

Our wedding day is one of the most significant days of our lives. Various cultures have different traditions for the dresses they wear.


The chatan, Jewish groom, wears a spotless, white, short linen robe, called kittel, along with a white cap. The bride dresses depending on whether the synagogue is conservative or orthodox. In a conservative synagogue, the bride’s shoulders should be covered. If it is absolutely orthodox, tradition demands that the gowns have full or three-quarter sleeves, high neck cut lines, and ankle-length skirts. Back exposure is not allowed for Jewish brides. Their ball gowns exude simplicity as well as elegance.

Traditional african wedding dress

Traditional african wedding dress


A classic Christian ceremony will have the bride looking absolutely fabulous in a white wedding gown. That could be an A-line dress, a frilly, long, full skirt, or a Ballerina dress. It is also called the ball gown. It is enchanting and gives the brides a classic ‘Cinderella’ look. Then, there is that column gown that fits close to the body. This is perfect if you are slim, tall, and willowy. For the men, they usually wear the classic Tuxedo. Depending on the time, venue, and their body shape, men can also opt for a formal suit, stroller jacket, vest, striped pants, bow tie, or the good old black tail coat.


Traditional Mongolian wedding dress consists of a bright and rich tunic and a beautifully ornated headdress. The tunic is called “deel” and can be made of cotton, silk or other materials, but it must be bright and colored. Usually the deel is red, with a lot of embroidery, jewelry and patterns on fabric.

The headdress is round, flat and big. The more decorations it has, the better. This headdress shows the wealth of the bride. So, it is also ornated: with embroidery, jewelry, fur, and other decorations.


From white and gold, long Dashiki consisting of three pieces, to Kente bow ties, African grooms are extremely traditional and rooted to their culture. The women have more choice when it comes to dressing for their wedding. African women look just perfect in red and gold buba dresses or a purple and gold ashoke-style dress. A millionstone black and gold cape dress is also beautiful. Another lovely option is an elegant white and gold dress accompanied by a gele head wrap.


Indonesia is a huge area, from larger land masses to small islands, all with their own customs, ethnic origins and influences, traditions and beliefs. Wedding fashions go directly hand-in-hand with the ethnic group or regional customs of the area. Anything from traditional textiles to batik and kebaya robes may be worn. The traditional costumes are colorful, ornate and often highly embellished. There will be aspects, such as headwear, which might appear to make a matching ‘set’ for bride and groom. A lot of time is taken both in the choosing of the costumes and in preparing to wear them on the day

Indian Wedding Dresses

Indian Wedding Dresses


Indians have very colorful wedding gowns. Bright and lively hues are the characteristics of an Indian ceremony. Indian bridal wear is all about different patterns, beautiful and ornately designed dresses, and sarees. In a traditional Hindu ceremony, the women mostly wear exquisitely designed ‘zari’ sarees. Indian women look enchanting in a Saree complimented by gold bridal jewelry. Blue, maroon, green, yellow are popular colors. These days, some women also wear shararas, which are long, finely-decorated, floor-length skirts, coupled with matching blouses. The men can wear a dhoti and a kurta, a kurta salwar, or a stylish sherwani. In different regions of India, they dress differently, but these are the most popular outfits. The Muslim ceremonies are beautiful and colorful. While the bride wears a colorful ghagra or salwar kameez, the groom wears a silk kurta and salwar. Sherwani is a popular in all Indian weddings. In Indian weddings, there is a plethora of outifts you can choose from.


The Islamic marriage doctrines are very simple, they are basically two factors. First, the acceptance of the couple, or their representatives, each other to be husband and wife is the most important term for marriage. Second, the publicity of the marriage (making it known to the people) is an essential condition of marriage; however, Islam emphasizes that marriage is the only available way to satisfaction the biological need between the man and the woman and to make the family; therefore, the available chances for the couple to get to know each other before the engagement have become limited, mainly through family visits or at public places.

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