Chapter one will include the culture to the white wedding gown within the first royal Queen Victoria to
introduce the tradition. As Queen Victoria was responsible for the white wedding dress trend this chapter will
focus on its relation to wealth and how it has become fashionable and carried through generations and royal
weddings. Chapter one will also include the finalisation and popularity and characteristics of the white gown.
Chapter two examines the other royals that have worn white on their wedding day and how fashion has
changed since Queen Victoria wore the white dress for her wedding day. It will explore the different
garments in detail and materials worn. Chapter two will analyse secondary research including the woman in
white novel by Walkie Collins in (1859) will be analysed amongst Charles Dickins, great expectations
(1860). Also, in chapter two there will be critical analysis of the meaning of wearing white and if women
actually want to wear white or would’ve chosen to wear white and the reasoning for women who do not.
Chapter three investigates the way that the white wedding dress once portrays wealth and gender. It will
overall compare primary sources and look into art and magazines from royal weddings and the dresses worn.
It will look into the differences between the dresses and also the similarities.