the wedding dress (not really)

The National Museum of Singapore has brought in an exhibition on The Wedding Dress from the V&A in London, and when I heard of this, I figured I should go check it out. I’ve visited the V&A in 2011, and was quite smitten. From the wonderful logo, to the sheer size and breathtaking architecture of the museum, I loved it all. So of course when something V&A related came down to Singapore, I went down on the second day of the exhibition.

The exhibition itself, exploring the Wedding Dress over 200 years, was interesting. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, and didn’t have as many dresses as I thought it would. It was lovely as an exploration in fashion over the years, sociology and biology (looking at how small people were back then, and how genetics have made humans much bigger than they used to be), and culture. There were many things I loved about the exhibition, from how lingerie doesn’t seem to have changed very much in 200 years, how shoes used to look downright adorable and like those in fairytales, and the stunning detail in some of the dresses and accessories.

Visit the exhibition if you’re interested in weddings, history, feminism, fashion, or if you want a good photo outing.

Alongside the exhibition from the V&A, there was a little local section to complement the exhibition. Featuring Asian wedding outfits, this particular sari really caught my eye. Of course the other outfits on display were stunning as well, but as an Indian, this Sari was really quite something. It was, however, not tied very well.

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