It was in her school uniform, which she wore eleven years ago, that a young woman presented herself to her husband on his wedding day.
The choice is surprising, but symbolic. It was in the eastern Chinese city of Bozhou that a woman presented herself to her husband in an unusual outfit. With a zip-up sports jacket, straight-cut blue jeans, black shoes and a ponytail, the young bride swapped out the traditional white dress for her school uniform. The same one she wore eleven years ago, the day she met the man who would become her husband. “Everything seemed so familiar at that moment. I was expecting to see her in a wedding dress, but I was greeted by the girl I fell in love with eleven years ago,” the happy man later announced on the Chinese social network Douyin. The one who, moreover, could barely hold back tears when he laid eyes on the woman.
Uniforms are still compulsory in Chinese schools. If students have been wearing sportswear since the 1990s, the dress code has been gradually tightened, especially in private schools. Pleated skirts, fitted pants and white shirts are required; enough to bring back many memories and celebrate the occasion at the wedding.
The end of the traditional wedding dress.
A student uniform replacing the traditional wedding dress. if the idea makes you smile, it says a lot about the evolution of the bridal wardrobe. The usual white dress remains the main choice of brides-to-be, but it does not exclude some frivolities. In 2019, fashion designer Amelie Pichard got married on a whim in the United States. For the big day, she opts for vintage embroidered Levi’s jeans, a vintage sequin top, and a $5 ring.
And brands are doubling down on creativity in this area. In its Fall-Winter 2023-2024 haute couture show, Viktor & Rolf highlighted a swimsuit-style wedding dress, while Armani Privé focused on a 100% red model.
Source: Le Figaro