I Tried Wedding Dresses Through History

Hello friends! So as some of you may know, I am engaged, betrothed, and affianced - and so I hereby introduce you to part 1 of our 4 part wedding video series! Being the fashion history enthusiast that I am, I decided to do a little exploration into wedding dresses through history and try on 5 authentic vintage wedding dresses (with era-appropriate hairstyling, makeup, and bouquets to boot!) - ranging from the Victorian Era to the 1980s! Which look was your favorite?
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  • HELLO FRIENDS! so sorry for the delay here, there has been ~a lot~ going on! Here I present to you part 1 of our 4-part wedding series :) I hope you enjoy! Which look was your favorite?

    Safiya NygaardSafiya Nygaard8 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • I'm in love with the 20's and 40's dresses!

    • literally every single one

      blemblem12 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • 20's. I would totally wear that. Beautiful.

      Lisa-Marie GrayLisa-Marie Grayหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Mia woe well hope you do good

      Carys WilsonCarys Wilson2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • I'm writing an essay about how current events in history affected women's fashion. I get to watch Saf's fashion history videos as a bit of studying :)))

      MiaMia2 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • Did anyone spot the clip from heathers? just me? 22:48

    Withering RQses__Withering RQses__3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The 20s💖

    Shawnta LumpkinShawnta Lumpkin5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • 60’s=2000’s

    GirlyGamer 2GirlyGamer 26 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • The 80s dress had nods to ALL of the decades you covered. Also, that dress and headdress was giving me major Lucy, ala Bram Stoker's 90 classic, vibes. lol

    ScadiaScadia6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Matthew 3:2 Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

    Daughter Of the KingDaughter Of the King11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • And onto the 30’s, 50’s, 70’s, and 90’s. Awesome presentation. Just found you today and subscribed. Love your dry humor. 😂

    Chris CraverChris Craver15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • My grandma was born in 1966

    Emilie BrownEmilie Brown18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • My mother wore a dress her mother made out of parachute silk. There was tons of it, in 1946. She said it was 50 cents a yard.

    Amy WalkerAmy Walker22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Can someone explain to my why the HECK anyone would want there boobs to be BULLETS

    Katsuki BakugouKatsuki Bakugouวันที่ผ่านมา
    • Everybody in the 60s was addicted to drugs thats why

      d i s c o t h é q u ed i s c o t h é q u eวันที่ผ่านมา
    • FASHION!! :)

      Ouija SyracuseOuija Syracuseวันที่ผ่านมา
  • You know she kinda looked like Tianas mom in the 1920 dress 😂

    Pineapple Playz RobloxPineapple Playz Robloxวันที่ผ่านมา
  • this was just interesting enough to put up with the cringy humor lol

    Pirate AleksPirate Aleksวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really enjoy these historical fassion educational type videos

    Callum FootittCallum Footittวันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love everything about the 1980s look.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I don't know what to say about the 1980 look. But I really like the bouquet the most.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It looks great on raquelle but it's okay for you.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm not trying to hate but. There are so many things wrong about the 1960 look. The only think I like is the make up and pink flower bouquet.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pffft how does the 1960 dress count as a wedding dress. O honey the hair! the big hair has to go!

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Say what! The rationing sounds weird.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Say what?....pointy boobs?

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love the make up.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The hair is fine.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Shoes too.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When I see the short haired-trident veil wedding dress look on you. When posing I'm reminded of petunia dursley.

    Reina ThaoReina Thao2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I like the 1920s one

    Amber PatersonAmber Paterson2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 17:59 Why am I getting Ariana Grande vibes

    Eliza AndersenEliza Andersen3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am literally wearing a Dunder Mifflin paper company shirt 😂🤪

    Gemma SchickerGemma Schicker3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • u mentioned the long island sound🥺

    Anita AhrAnita Ahr4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wish that Edwardian gown were smoothed out by the pigeon breast undergarment.

    cangse sanrencangse sanren4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Safiya:"there's nothing wrong with mullet vibes" Brad Mondo: YAAAAAAASSSSS

    Scarlett BenkerScarlett Benker5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Pls wear a Indian wedding dress

    Vaachi AgarwalVaachi Agarwal5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Idk when my mom got married but she had like a normal dress. It was pink and purple but she still looked gorgeous. Luv you mom😘😘

    I Am Truly GregI Am Truly Greg5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just want to point out that a "2010's frame" isn't really a thing... Throughout history, women had different sizes, from very skinny and petite to larger or taller silhouettes. Oftentimes, we tend to believe that all women were skinnier at the time, but here are a couple of things to consider: - Malnourishment: many women were skinny not because their bodies were different from ours, but because they just hadn't enough to eat... - Undergarments and dress-making : Though she looks gorgeous, Safiya isn't wearing a historically accurate 1890's gown, obviously. At the time, it could even have been constructed from several pieces, like a skirt, a bodice and a train. And we mustn't forget the all important undergarments! A chemise and drawers or a pair of combinations, a corset, a corset cover, a bustle pad and at least one petticoat. The corset and the pad were what created the silhouette! The corset was never a torture device: almost no one laced it tightly, it was used for support, like a modern day bra, and merely moved the belly fat around to create the fashionable shape, without having to squish you uncomfortably. You can see in the video that Safiya doesn't achieve the 1890's silhouette with just the gown. That is because Victorians andEdwardians were masters of disguise and proportion. The corset reduces your waist, but the illusion is enhanced by the bustle pad and some cunning padding in the chest and shoulders area. So it's not a problem of not having the right body, it's just that obviously Safiya didn't have the time/budget/whatever to construct an accurate look! And I totally respect that, she also had 4 other looks to do! - The last reason is media and representation: on the fashion plates and in the fashion pictures of the era, you just don't see larger women. They advertise the clothing and fashionable silhouettes with skinny models, because that's what people at the time wanted to see. Nowadays we have plus size models, but we have come a long way! So hey were out there, but just not represented... Please note that I'm not trying to roast or belittle the work that Safiya has done, she is wonderful, looks gorgeous and is one of the few youtubers who do a great job at fashion history when it's not their entire channel! I am just bringing more info and trying to bust some myths...

    Noémie ClaireNoémie Claire5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought that rice was cheese

    What's InsideWhat's Inside6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Women used corsets during 18th cen. Looks like u skipped that step

    Reina NijinskyReina Nijinsky6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • no mater what i think we can all agree that sofia looked good in all the wedding dresses

    Amelie SidesAmelie Sides6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are they real

    Vinay and Jennifer D'SouzaVinay and Jennifer D'Souza7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I just noticed my moms from the 1970’s HOLY CRAP

    Pêebž -Pêebž -7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's also curious that in spanish, "handcuffs" is "esposas" (Wives). This fashion videos should also have the men's version of them, because it also changed, not as drasticaly as women's, but still a lot to make it interesting.

    Victor SalgadoVictor Salgado8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love this. Though I WIIIISH you'd gone full corseted for the first one!

    Emily HareEmily Hare8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I remember when I was in scholehoml (idk how it’s spelled or if it was there) and I wore a Victorian dress, I.loved.it

    Vega_ EVega_ E8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love it all you look good.

    Antonia MAntonia M8 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thos is very cool. I wish I could try them on with you. I hope you and your fiance are very happy.

    Libby BermanLibby Berman9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would you consider doing a video of wedding dresses from around the world? That reminds me of the video you did with Buzzfeed for Wedding Dresses from across Asia. th-vision.net/detail/%E0%B8%A7%E0%B8%B5%E0%B8%94%E0%B8%B5%E0%B9%82%E0%B8%AD-DVahZ5NaxCo.html

    jbzhummerh2gamerjbzhummerh2gamer9 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Its fine im fine" you're relly happy at first then its WTF AND WHEN THE F AM I GANNA GET THIS OH NO I NEED THIS CAN WE EVEN GET THIS AHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Craig DavisCraig Davis10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ok the first thing I noticed on the 60s dress was she looked like my 3rd grade teacher

    Mallory McAllisterMallory McAllister10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Lol

      d i s c o t h é q u ed i s c o t h é q u eวันที่ผ่านมา
  • the roarin 20s turned into the roni 20s lmao

    Katelyn KeenanKatelyn Keenan10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • As much as I love the effort put into this video, I do wish that Saf had the proper undergarments for the dresses... the Victorian gown would have looked so good with a stay or corset...

    BeesandFinchesBeesandFinches11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hitler= Donald Trump

    Molly MoosterMolly Mooster11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Y'all discussing your mothers insane dresses and then there is my mom who got married in early 2000s with an a-line white/ ivory dress.

    Rachel [ R ]Rachel [ R ]11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The concept of 1940s wedding dresses being designed for speed is so adorable.

    Maureen PMaureen P12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Gay reacts: Number 1 - Gorgeous. God that material looks good but uncomfortable before the age of air conditioning. Austerity and extravagance make oddly easy friends. Number 2 - It's amazing that so much less can be so much more dynamic. Gloria Swanson once received an alarmingly large bouquet of orchids, which you would think she would love. Apparently she felt it was putting too much cash and ostentation into something she preferred to be intimate and simple. A similar concept as this bouquet exists in the Texas tradition of mums, gigantic and hugely expensive bouquets given to girls by their prom date. Number 3 - We always think of red lips as an eternal fixture in a woman's appearance, especially if you're not a woman yourself. I think it's interesting that roughly 1 in 10 women are not reporting that they wear lipstick with whatever frequency that survey indicated. I have to wonder how other shades might have embedded themselves in our culture. The most obvious lip reference to me is Salvador Dali's Mae West room, which has a lip sofa that *feels* incredibly vivid, but was actually a bit muted. Number 4 - This is the woman that tried to take down Lady Bunny with a broken hat rack in '62, miss Crystal Labeija herself. Hot off the set with Dick Cavett. The use of texture actually kind of takes me back to Number 1. I love the 'tude of your stylist. Number 5 - Holy cow those lilies. Like holding fire. On board with the rhinestones. Probably the most outstanding feature to be was the presence of "retro". I'm left wondering when retro became mainstream. I definitely heard people use the term a lot more in the 90's which, looking back was used in reference to people observing styles that were about as far back as my own adolescence is now. I have to wonder how many retro faux pas were really just people that weren't washed ashore into the present day and hung out on 70's island. At the tiki bar.

    David KirkDavid Kirk12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love the subtle Office jokes

    Maran WhiteMaran White12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are you going to do 19th century

    sam dabboisam dabboi12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love how she looked good but the corset would've made then 1890's dress 100× better since her natural silhouette is seemingly kinda 1920's not very curvy like the 1890's or 19th century in general

    Karkat -Karkat -13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow the 40s dress really suits you. So pretty. I bought a dress like the 80s dress in 1999 for my wedding at 200 😝it looked alright on me though, I couldn’t breathe 😳

    Leslie OwensLeslie Owens14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • DUDE! The dress my Nana (great grandma) wore to my parents wedding looks a lot like the 40's dress! also, my family is really major in the dance world and one of the west coast swing champions, a guy named Ben Morris (he's an amazing dancer and all around great guy), used to do lindy and I gotta say, it's looks both really cool and very tiring the one time I watched him do it in person. so unless you've got a lot of stamina and strong legs for bouncing around I wouldn't recommend it XD!

    KitKatKitKat14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "It's the circle of sheep butt." 😂🤣😆

    Meagan PedersenMeagan Pedersen15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Hi Safiya I’m Isbella Brock I live in Hawaii with my trap house family their names are Sam. And Colby and Corey and Jake and Amber and me

    Isbella BrockIsbella Brock15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The 1890 dress must've been the dress Clara Clayton wore when she married Doc Brown.

    Mark SittsMark Sitts15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • who else now wants to see the franken michels??!!!

    Molly CushmanMolly Cushman15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Loved this video!! I got married in 1985 & yup I had the head piece with beads hanging. I was a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding in 1984 & we had the lace front & the big mutton sleeves!! Wow!!

    colette coatescolette coates16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • .I have to say, 80s wedding dresses usually just make me laugh, but..it actually looks pretty darn good on you?! The shape is bangin' and the whole "head dress" situation? Yup, cool. Just cool!

    Anna HartAnna Hart16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You look S T U N N I N G in the 40s dress!!!!!! That dress cut fits you like a glove, gives you aaaall the enviable snatchy curve and is utterly vavavooooooom🔥💥⚡️💫😍😍😍😍😍

    Anna HartAnna Hart16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When you said "It's not a problem anymore", I heard and saw Cristine's version in my mind. (iT's NoT a PrObLeM aNyMoRe!)

    Angela Lengoloi van RooyenAngela Lengoloi van Rooyen17 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me who watches hyram Saf made a homade toner with a lemon

    chuchay 0338chuchay 033817 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The second dress looked like Lele pons in escape the night season 1

    Levi Victor-scottLevi Victor-scott18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 18:10 All I could think about is Amy Winehouse🕊

    Baybee ARBaybee AR18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i liked the second dress

    Tiana RamseyTiana Ramsey18 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • and the third

      Tiana RamseyTiana Ramsey18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Would definitely wear a 1920s style dress for my wedding. No waistline? Yes please!

    Maddy GibinoMaddy Gibino19 วันที่ผ่านมา
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