I Tried Wedding Dresses Through History

  • Published on Dec 6, 2019
  • 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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  • Safiya Nygaard
    Safiya Nygaard  Month ago +17338

    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
      Tifalope867 11 days ago

      Hi why does the bride at 7:15 lowkey look like you 🤔

    • Lili Puente
      Lili Puente 12 days ago


    • Eils Hines
      Eils Hines 12 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 14 days ago

      Can you pls do the 70s

    • Erin Dugan
      Erin Dugan 15 days ago


  • Kate Ogden
    Kate Ogden 3 hours 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 6 hours ago

    "Every item from Michaels hot glued together." "The Franken-Michaels!" 😅

  • Holiday
    Holiday 6 hours ago

    I know how to do the lindy hop!

  • VCR
    VCR 15 hours ago

    i feel like not enough people are appreciating Gilligan's Tundra

  • Naimah Khan
    Naimah Khan Day 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
      Clémentine Dragneel 2 days ago

      Ok in the second dress you look like my cousin who look like my mom

  • FurikoMaru
    FurikoMaru 2 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
    Salvadori Popadillo 2 days ago

    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
    Salvadori Popadillo 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago +1

    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 3 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 4 days ago +1

    The 80s dress is pretty damn similar to what my mom looked like in 1992 when she got married😂😂

  • Tayla Allison
    Tayla Allison 4 days ago

    You looked so incredible in all those looks! I did not expect a Victorian look to slllaayyyyyyy

  • Boyle Girls
    Boyle Girls 4 days ago

    My grandfather fought in world war 2

  • Kathy Fogarty
    Kathy Fogarty 4 days ago

    An Egyptian sarcophagus

  • juana orduz
    juana orduz 4 days ago

    Hold on!! The bride on 7:15 looks just like Safiya... right? Am I crazy?

  • Creative Dutchess
    Creative Dutchess 4 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago

    Safiya looks incredible sans makeup. #NaturalBeauty

  • Matthew Streacker
    Matthew Streacker 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    This so fun to see . More please 💖

  • Anime Deamon
    Anime Deamon 5 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 5 days ago

    Thank you

  • Ashleysart Attack
    Ashleysart Attack 5 days ago

    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
    Brenda 5 days ago

    1920s and 1960s were pretty.

  • Miranda’s world
    Miranda’s world 5 days ago


  • Miranda’s world
    Miranda’s world 5 days ago

    Can I snatch your weave

  • iamoscarwilde
    iamoscarwilde 5 days ago

    GURUL! Saf for sure should have worn a corset for the first dress, it doesn't look at all period.

  • Arielle Macuch
    Arielle Macuch 5 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 6 days ago

    After watching this, I realized my grandmother was highly fashionable in her 20s wedding attire...

  • Cherryblossom
    Cherryblossom 6 days ago

    21:49 She kind of looks like Amy Winehouse tbh

  • Olivia Alvord
    Olivia Alvord 6 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 6 days ago

    She always adds the female bride wedding emoji in the intro...but never the male groom one?? 👰 > 🤵 ???

  • Alex Kamryn Clifton
    Alex Kamryn Clifton 6 days ago

    oh my god, the 1980s is literally what my grandmother wore lmao

  • Alex Kamryn Clifton
    Alex Kamryn Clifton 6 days ago +1

    1920s: short hair=edgy
    wearing makeup= edgy
    showing ankles=edgy

  • Charlotte Gilkerson
    Charlotte Gilkerson 6 days ago

    The 20s hair is everything I've ever wanted

  • J D
    J D 6 days ago

    Safiya I love your hair like it is at 2:34 !

  • Anne B.
    Anne B. 6 days ago


  • S de Varax
    S de Varax 7 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 * 7 days ago

    the 1960 dress/outfit suits you

  • JUNKfindergood van
    JUNKfindergood van 7 days ago

    ....😍😍 ruclip.com/video/RWMvOGuGPy8/video.html

  • JUNKfindergood van
    JUNKfindergood van 7 days ago

    ...😉😆😮😮 woooow this is goood ruclip.com/video/RWMvOGuGPy8/video.html

  • beth fieldew
    beth fieldew 7 days ago

    *thiccy 2: electric boogaloo*

  • beth fieldew
    beth fieldew 7 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
    carrotjuse 7 days ago +1

    Wow. The makeup is awesome!

  • Chawndel
    Chawndel 7 days ago

    I'm digging the Princess Leia headpiece!

    • JUNKfindergood van
      JUNKfindergood van 7 days ago

      ....😀🤔🤔 i wana dig u😗 ruclip.com/video/RWMvOGuGPy8/video.html

  • Melody s
    Melody s 7 days ago +3

    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.

  • Music Pixie
    Music Pixie 7 days ago +1

    22:08 I was thinking the same thing!!

    Also fun fact: you can sing Ghost riders in the sky and Amazing Grace to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme and vice versa.

  • Maria Davies
    Maria Davies 8 days ago +2

    “Can I get married in a cave?”

  • Eve Brown
    Eve Brown 8 days ago

    1st one reminds me of Emily Howard off Little Britain 😭😂

  • leobald
    leobald 8 days ago +12

    when she says "2010's frame" and you realize it's another decade now

  • kmattice
    kmattice 8 days ago

    My mom had almost that exact same 80's type dress... but did not get married in the 80's lol.

  • xsshole clown
    xsshole clown 8 days ago +6

    *But in Nygaard land, they wear black wedding dresses.*

  • 24hrlib
    24hrlib 8 days ago

    Was that a very young Joan Crawford at 11:12? Stunning.

  • Kris Coke
    Kris Coke 8 days ago

    LOVE the 20's look!!! You should adopt that style of makeup more often!!!! :) 20s, 40s, and 60s were the best looks, in my mind.

  • Emily
    Emily 9 days ago

    LOVE the 80's look

  • JoyFlameball
    JoyFlameball 9 days ago

    If everything happens in the 20's, what will happen now that it's 2020?