I Tried Wedding Dresses Through History

Safiya Nygaard
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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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Dec 6, 2019




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Safiya Nygaard
Safiya Nygaard Month ago
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?
Tifalope867 14 days ago
Hi why does the bride at 7:15 lowkey look like you 🤔
Lili Puente
Lili Puente 14 days ago
Eils Hines
Eils Hines 15 days ago
Loved the 20s the whole concept and the 40s tell you the truth all of them bar the last Great video
Valeria Galindo
Valeria Galindo 16 days ago
Can you pls do the 70s
Erin Dugan
Erin Dugan 17 days ago
broadwaymelody33 17 hours ago
I audibly gasped because her 1920s dress and veil look EXACTLY like my great grandma Eleanor’s. She didn’t wear much makeup on her wedding day but other than that, it’s almost identical.
Josefine Johansson
Josefine Johansson 19 hours ago
She was born to wear 1920s dress and makeup!
Mickie Minton
Mickie Minton 23 hours ago
Your 80's dress was not far off from mine. My dress had rows of ruffles from the waist all the way to the tip of the chapel length train and covered in beadwork. Longsleeves with poofed shoulders and a sweetheart necline. My veil was a cathedral length with a trail of flowers and beads that sat in a half circle on my head with rows laying across my forhead and cascades on either side of my face falling from my temples to my chest. It all weighed about 30lbs easy. Maybe more. My bouquet was huge and had Easter Lilies and little fans and other whilte accents and greenery. It hung from my hands at my waist to where the last tip hung at my knees. Artificial of course. I still have it in my closet. A friend of my sister borrowed it and had it altered a little but there was room to do it and did no harm at all. It still is just as white as it was in 1988. Both my daughters are too big chested to wear it but who knows. Maybe a daughter in law or grandchild. Only time will tell.😁
Ande Ycal
Ande Ycal Day ago
You remind me of Audrey Hepburn.
Bunny Day ago
The 1940s look is amazing on you!
Dee8Bee Day ago
Dress?! The cake! The cake is the most important part!! Especially me eating it.
Azeran Warrens
That 1920's look is absolute fire!
Mikayla Rodriguez
For the sixties Sofia kind of looks like snookie on her weding
Universal Hobo
cute stuff
esther elysha
esther elysha 2 days ago
at 15:47 tht girl on the right looks so much like scarlet the black widow
Kate Ogden
Kate Ogden 2 days ago
I so want to show you my “Princess Di” wedding dress from 1991. Lol, so perfect at the time and so dated now. I remember wanting a vail like Jacky-O but as you can guess that was hard to come by at the time 🤣🤣🤣
Ashley Lou
Ashley Lou 2 days ago
"Every item from Michaels hot glued together." "The Franken-Michaels!" 😅
Holiday 2 days ago
I know how to do the lindy hop!
VCR 3 days ago
i feel like not enough people are appreciating Gilligan's Tundra
Naimah Khan
Naimah Khan 3 days ago
In those dresses you look still much like your mum 😲
Clémentine Dragneel
I can’t stay focused on the video because of how much you look like my mom when she was younger. I’m confused.
Clémentine Dragneel
Ok in the second dress you look like my cousin who look like my mom
FurikoMaru 5 days ago
Actually, white wedding dresses and 'bridal white' predate Vickykins by a fair bit. It's just that it was mostly a 'rich people showing off' thing rather than an actual trend ('woo, I can have an entire new huge dress made out of The most stain-prone colour and not have to worry because someone else does my laundry - and also youthfulness etc'). By the Victorian era, industrialization had made it much easier for less-rich people to commission dresses for special occasions and have someone else launder them when they got soiled, so when Old Vic captured everyone's imagination they were better able to copy her. Poor people still generally wore their Sunday best to get married rather than making a whole new dress. Edit: ... aaaaand you cover most of that like ten seconds after the point where I paused. Damn it. Sorry.
Salvadori Popadillo
Holy shit. 5:20.... I've never heard anyone pronounce Hammacher Schlemmer in my life. I always avoided saying the name (I think everyone does!) and I'm just amazed how she didn't even have to think of it.
Salvadori Popadillo
I was pretty sure Leg of mutton was named after Leg of mutton....cause you know, they look like a leg of mutton. AmIgoingcrazyhere? I'll go....
fish -d
fish -d 5 days ago
im really shook by the resemblance the 80s dress bears to my mom's wedding ensemble, except instead of a bun and a nightmare tulle headpiece, it was just. like 3 square cubic feet of teased & permed hair. ahhhh, the 1980s...
Yudi E
Yudi E 5 days ago
I love the amount of work y’all put into these videos! Like it’s well researched as well. Thank you 😊 and congrats on your marriage!
Alyssa Umbarila
Alyssa Umbarila 6 days ago
The 80s dress is pretty damn similar to what my mom looked like in 1992 when she got married😂😂
Tayla Allison
Tayla Allison 6 days ago
You looked so incredible in all those looks! I did not expect a Victorian look to slllaayyyyyyy
Boyle Girls
Boyle Girls 6 days ago
My grandfather fought in world war 2
Kathy Fogarty
Kathy Fogarty 7 days ago
An Egyptian sarcophagus
juana orduz
juana orduz 7 days ago
Hold on!! The bride on 7:15 looks just like Safiya... right? Am I crazy?
Creative Dutchess
My mom got married early 90's and she wore a poofy pearly beaded dress like Safiya's 80's one with a little beaded hairpiece. Love it
Ishieka Morris
Ishieka Morris 8 days ago
Safiya looks incredible sans makeup. #NaturalBeauty
Matthew Streacker
Let’s bring Art Deco back for the 20’s as well as mod style
Matthew's Life by Matthew Dykstra
OMG the first dress and the 1980s dress are the best I wish you had done one from the 70's my parents were married in 1978 and are still married 41 years later. All the best for your engagment
Erica Olmos
Erica Olmos 8 days ago
This so fun to see . More please 💖
Anime Deamon
Anime Deamon 8 days ago
Can't believe you didn't mention Mary Quant, Britain was pretty much the pioneer of 60s fashion and Mary Quant was a big part of that and her definition of the "London look", including being a huge advocate of the miniskirt! Part of her aesthetic was "cheap designer", so although not incredibly cheap more women could buy her styles which were pretty practical in look and construction as well.
Erica Olmos
Erica Olmos 8 days ago
Thank you
Ashleysart Attack
The 80’s dress is exactly what my moms looked like! She was married in 1993, but the dress was a friends she borrowed from the 80’s.
Brenda 8 days ago
1920s and 1960s were pretty.
Miranda’s world
Miranda’s world
Can I snatch your weave
iamoscarwilde 8 days ago
GURUL! Saf for sure should have worn a corset for the first dress, it doesn't look at all period.
iamoscarwilde 8 days ago
AND in the 40s look! Dayam son!
iamoscarwilde 8 days ago
She looks stunning in the 20s look though!
Arielle Macuch
Arielle Macuch 8 days ago
OMG this vid just reminds me how much I love 40s fashion (minus the makeup) and music. Also '80s is awesome! I think I just love shoulder pads.
Jill Rayburn
Jill Rayburn 8 days ago
After watching this, I realized my grandmother was highly fashionable in her 20s wedding attire...
Cherryblossom 8 days ago
21:49 She kind of looks like Amy Winehouse tbh
Olivia Alvord
Olivia Alvord 8 days ago
Fun fact about 1940s wedding dresses: because all of the silk was being used to make parachutes, some soldiers would actually save their parachutes and bring them home when the war was over. They would then propose and the brides would make their wedding dresses FROM the parachutes. It wasn't incredibly popular but I've heard of several accounts, one where the soldier even proposed with his parachute instead of a ring. Here's a link to the article I read on it with a picture of one of these parachute dresses. (I personally think it's one of the most gorgeous wedding dresses with the most touching backstory I've ever seen.) www.wearethemighty.com/history/wedding-dress-ww2-parachute?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3
Shannan Brennan
Shannan Brennan 8 days ago
She always adds the female bride wedding emoji in the intro...but never the male groom one?? 👰 > 🤵 ???
Alex Kamryn Clifton
oh my god, the 1980s is literally what my grandmother wore lmao
Alex Kamryn Clifton
1920s: short hair=edgy wearing makeup= edgy showing ankles=edgy 1890s: INAPROPRIATE,INAPROPRIATE,INAPROPRIATE
Charlotte Gilkerson
The 20s hair is everything I've ever wanted
J D 9 days ago
Safiya I love your hair like it is at 2:34 !
Anne B.
Anne B. 9 days ago
S de Varax
S de Varax 9 days ago
Saf is just SO GORGEOUS, especially with the 20s makeup
내 앞에서 꺼져, 이 시금치야.
I really loved this video a lot! I really like watching videos which are from or which provide any sort of information about the past and the times before us is quite interesting and fascinating in many way! All in all, I loved all the info and facts you gave us in this, Saf! Along with the numerous display of pictures and clips!
* Sweet Donut *
* Sweet Donut * 9 days ago
the 1960 dress/outfit suits you
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beth fieldew
beth fieldew 9 days ago
*thiccy 2: electric boogaloo*
beth fieldew
beth fieldew 9 days ago
seeing the 1940s dress is reminding me all over again of how much I love the 40s style. I feel like it's super underappreciated these days because 20s, 50s, 70s, 80s and 90s are super in. but the 30s and 40s (and the 60s!) deserve a ton of love! the silhouettes are just stunning!
carrotjuse 10 days ago
Wow. The makeup is awesome!
Chawndel 10 days ago
I'm digging the Princess Leia headpiece!
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Melody s
Melody s 10 days ago
I honestly love how she acknowledges that there are other kinds of cultures with diff customs and dresses instead of just ignoring it
Kolorful Klaws By Ashley
I am LITERALLY obsessed with the Restoration and Victorian Eras. I have no idea why that is. But they're my favorites. And I really loved that Victorian dress. You looked really beautiful, and I loved the minimal makeup aspect of it. There's a British show that I watch called The Supersizers Go... And it's hilarious but has its informative parts. If you like history, you'd probably like that show. They dress and eat from all the eras of Britain's history. It's pretty great. Lol.
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