Stock Image

The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions

Ehrman, Edwina

Published by V & A Publishing
ISBN 10: 1851777830 / ISBN 13: 9781851777839
New / Soft cover / Quantity Available: 11
From Kennys Bookstore (Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
List Price:
Price: £ 28.95
Convert Currency
Shipping: £ 0
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal ...

Publisher: V & A Publishing

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New


Published in paperback to accompany a major V&A exhibition, this sumptuous book draws on wedding garments in the V&A's collection, photographs, letters, memoirs, newspaper accounts and genealogical research to explore the history of the wedding dress. Num Pages: 208 pages, 135 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: AKTH; JFCK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 244 x 310 x 16. Weight in Grams: 1252. . 2014. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781851777839

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.75 avg rating
(55 ratings)

Synopsis: From the romance of its evolution to the splendor of its design, the wedding dress is unlike any other garment, a talisman from a fantasy world, the manifestation of dreams coming true. This book draws on wedding garments in the V&A?s renowned collection along with photographs, letters, memoirs, and newspaper accounts to explore the history of the white wedding dress and the traditions that have developed around it from 1700 to today, when designers from Vera Wang to Vivienne Westwood continue to challenge the aesthetic. Paintings, drawings, and wedding photos depict queens, princesses, celebrities, and everyday women—including Kate Middleton—in their gowns. The text considers the dress in the context of the commercialization of weddings that began in the Victorian era. The Wedding Dress is not only about costume, but also about the cultivation of the image of the bride.

About the Author: Edwina Ehrman is a curator of textiles and fashion at the V&A and of the exhibition “The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions.? She is co-author of The London Look: Fashion from Street to Catwalk and a contributor to The Englishness of English Dress.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Kennys Bookstore
Address: Olney, MD, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: 09 October 2009
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as
Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund
within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. For any queries please use the contact seller link or send an email to,

Conor Kenny

Shipping Terms:

All books securely packaged. Some books ship from Ireland.

Store Description: We carry a comprehensive range of out of print and rare books.