It is not hard to imagine that pretty soon, Nigerian brides will pick up on the emerging trend of dyed wedding dresses.
Apparently, the trend is not a new one, as picture evidence on the Internet points to the presence of these colorful things as far back as 2012.
Brides just seem to only recently begin to pick on the trend as its occurrences have only become common in recent times, with Ann Linko’s attempt the most recent successful attempt.
So far, there has been no recorded incident of it in Nigeria; but that is not really something to worry about, neither is it a sign of backwardness, because, as pointed out above, the style is only just starting to get in vogue.
As the trend continues to spread its tentacles and grab a hold of more and more brides, however, it is actually not hard to imagine that soon, Nigerian brides will pick up on it, too.
There are actually several reasons why this seems logical. First of them is the rate at which Nigerians embrace new fashion ideas and vogues- and this extends to wedding fashion, too.
One only needs to avert their thought back, for instance, to when brides wearing sneakers on their big day was the in-thing. Sure, Nigerians were just as crazy about making these statements as brides from other parts of the world.
An additional thing to consider is how easy it is to actually get this tweak done. You could basically watch some DIY YouTube videos and you’re good to go; though it is advisable to let professionals handle it for you.
Brides might want to consider the advantage that dyeing the tip of your wedding dress reduces the dirty look your hemline gets as you drag it all over the place during your ceremony.
If these resplendent wedding hemlines keep popping up on the internet, it won’t be long before a Nigerian gets infected with a desire to splash some colour on her wedding gown, and when she does [hopefully with astounding results], it will be only a matter of time before one or two more dreamy-eyed brides try it out and soon enough, it’ll be the order of the day.
There is a slight fear though, that after a while, we might be seeing some ridiculous dabbing of colors, and it is not totally absurd to imagine that someone will do something as absolutely bonkers as actually dyeing the whole dress. Yep. It’s Nigerians we are talking about here.
Also, a certain part of the populace might come up with religious connotations of wedding dresses, how their whiteness symbolizes the purity of the institution of marriage, and how the ‘soiling’ of the wedding dress might just leave a stain on the institution as a whole.
Of course there might be merit to that argument, depending on what you believe; but since when has any of these argumentative discussions ever stopped anything?
Moreover, since a lot of emphasis is placed on the style and aesthetics of brides’ dresses on their big day, and the whole idea is to create something of beauty with your dress, something to literally ‘dye’ for, then it sounds like something a lot of Nigerian brides, who crave nothing but the most fabulous wedding might want to try out.
As aptly explained by Kaylin Pound of american media outfit, EliteDaily, “this beguiling fashion fad is the perfect way to instantly add a fun, edgy element to your plain white gown.”
Nigerian weddings might just be about to get speckled with more colours; and if it does happen, don’t forget that it was first predicted here.