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  3 months ago +17498

    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?

    • Nadine Kujawa
      Nadine Kujawa 3 days ago

      Ok old school florist here but the bouquets you used were nothing like how they were made in the day. Old school training involved the wiring of flowers. Wiring reduced the weight of the bouquet and aided in placement and control of the flowers.Bouquets did not have their stems showing. Bouquets today and for the last 30 years are just a bunch of flowers tied together. The old school art form of bridal bouquets has died out. 😢

    • Potato
      Potato 4 days ago

      Idk why but I kind of want you to do a collab with mrbeast because you guys could come up with an EPIC video idea

    • Ocean Thompson
      Ocean Thompson 16 days ago

      The hair kinda looks like Jackie from That 70s show.

    • Brink Chaddlesone
      Brink Chaddlesone 19 days ago

      You like you have a beard in the thumbnail 🤣

    • Emily Morris
      Emily Morris 25 days ago

      The 80s because I’m a 2000s child. But very close to a 2010s because it’s 2009

  • Breanna O'Bryan
    Breanna O'Bryan 13 hours ago

    You are a beautiful woman but, OMG you nailed the 1920s look. I love it.

  • Sujowi
    Sujowi 17 hours ago

    What a fun video! You may single handedly bring back the 80s bridal look.

  • noodiepatoodie78
    noodiepatoodie78 23 hours ago

    You're gorgeous!!!
    Love the 40s and 20s looks too.

  • Ambar Loza
    Ambar Loza Day ago

    I was getting beatlejuice vibes lidias red dress

  • opalfish sparklequasar

    God this is obnoxious, and so wrong.
    It's the Charleston in the twenties, not the Carlton, thats the Fresh Prince of Belair.
    Do some basic research.
    None if the makeup or hair is accurate beyond a high school musical costume department level.
    The model is too zaftig, and it would've been much more interesting to see actual photos and commentaries (written, where necessary- like the 1890's) by brides themselves.
    The loud, tiresomely unfunny commentary is ennervating.
    This is the generation that has no life experience, yet is always cynical and sarcastic, and gave us the legacy of endless strapless polyester dresses featuring backfat and tattoos.

  • CLTserendipity
    CLTserendipity Day ago

    Beautiful video and I love the vintage photos and clips. Bravissima!

  • Noriann
    Noriann 2 days ago

    I think you are beautiful with less makeup. I don’t like the cat eye eyeliner and red lips on you. You are lovely with a more natural style.

  • jetaboveclouds
    jetaboveclouds 2 days ago

    What a great video...Love it!

    MADE IN THE USA 3 days ago

    Love the 20s

  • Sebastian er Cool
    Sebastian er Cool 3 days ago

    I literally thought that the wig was your hair🤣 My favorite was the 1920 look. Love your videos

  • Campbell's soup1
    Campbell's soup1 3 days ago

    Who else’s thinks that 1920s were the best era. I came across this video from browsing for historical fashion videos. I came across her channel and was truly amazed about how much effort and research she put into it. This caused me to go on a almost 3 day binge and watch all of her videos. I can now proudly say, she is my new favroite youtuber.

  • Hannah Votel
    Hannah Votel 3 days ago

    And the best part of the dress , are the SLEEVES!!

  • Sci
    Sci 3 days ago


  • Katie Murphy
    Katie Murphy 3 days ago

    Oh Honey, keep the 1940's dress anyway, it is utterly devine on you!
    Love your videos for lots of reasons, but mostly because of your beautiful voice and quick wit!

  • Starleen Mathilda
    Starleen Mathilda 4 days ago

    I so wanted to see the 1950s 😭😭😭😭

  • Virginia House
    Virginia House 4 days ago +1

    I actually thought you looked good in all the looks even your hear and makeup but I loved you in the 40’s and 60’s outfits from head to toe you looked awesome

  • Lullaby•aesthetic
    Lullaby•aesthetic 4 days ago

    Victory rolls, don’t you mean old mullet?

  • Melissa H
    Melissa H 5 days ago

    OMG, that 40's look was amazing! Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Mercedes Lluberes
    Mercedes Lluberes 5 days ago

    What a beautiful way to travel through the time capsule really amazing video gorgeous dresses and details we appreciate all the efforts that you all put in it thanks so much

  • I. R.
    I. R. 5 days ago

    One time I was looking through my grandma's stuff and I found a picture of her and my grandpa during their marriage. And o h m y g o d she was beautiful.

  • Ane Addison
    Ane Addison 6 days ago +1

    Safiya was giving us BAWDY in this video

  • Karen Ly
    Karen Ly 6 days ago

    Where did you get top is gorgeous

  • mrs jeon
    mrs jeon 6 days ago


  • Carlotta Trancy
    Carlotta Trancy 6 days ago

    I don't want to be rude, but wearing 1890s dress without proper corset is just stupid. Really

  • Angelica Schuyler
    Angelica Schuyler 6 days ago +1

    There's a picture from Heathers at 22:48

  • Caitlin Walker
    Caitlin Walker 6 days ago

    Hi Saf - I loved this video. But I got to the 40s dress and thought I should add a comment. So while a lot of silk was being used to make parachutes, I’m almost 90% sure that my grandmother’s wedding dress got made out of parachute silk that came from the factory. Hilariously, my family had so much silk from the factory that we are still trying to get through it. After the war was done, I think these ladies just bought home a ton of silk.

  • Allie Tibbs
    Allie Tibbs 7 days ago

    the 80s one looks like my moms wedding dress. I wish shoulder pads were still in cause i have man shoulders

  • Jane
    Jane 7 days ago


  • Jane
    Jane 7 days ago

    I love all the in depth research

  • Jane
    Jane 7 days ago

    7:16 this still confuses me, I didn’t think they had cameras back then, much less video

  • Tina
    Tina 7 days ago

    I like the 1940s dress. A gorgeous silhouette.
    I would design a “tail” for that dress that covered the back zipper by snapping across it.

  • Holly
    Holly 7 days ago

    “Franken-Michaels!” Don’t worry, I laughed, Tyler.

  • AG Lookalike
    AG Lookalike 7 days ago

    safiya: *I think puts something on shelf*
    tyler: yOu JuSt SaVeD 15% pErCeNt Or MoRe On CaR InSuRaNcE!

  • Emma Abela
    Emma Abela 7 days ago

    6:27 : saf : itS nOT a PrOBleM AnYMoRe

  • What Ever
    What Ever 8 days ago

    As a costumer who enjoys extravagant dress, including wedding dresses, history and Saf’s videos this video is a dream come true

  • KVB Studios
    KVB Studios 8 days ago

    I loved the first dress, but you had kinda crossed into Edwardian era by the 1890s. Also, Victoria not only began the white trend, but she very purposefully revitalized the lace industry by wearing lace on her dress. By the time she married, the lace industry was failing hard because it was expensive to have lace, since it was all hand made. Victoria used the lace of 12 designers in her gowns to boost the industry. During her reign, it became so popular that it became machinized and therefore more affordable to own. Directly after her wedding, brides would work small pieces into their gowns somehow, the largest they could afford. Many reused vintage lace. Victorian and Edwardian eras fashion were very dependent on what others thought, so you would show off anything that showed you had money, virtue, and status. Civil War and early Victorian eras were about utility - you made a lovely dress for your wedding and wore it to church until it was too worn out, then it became a daily wear dress, then recycled into an apron, and eventually used for rags and sewing patches and whatever else you needed around the home. That is why you don’t find vintage dresses from those eras. They aren’t dresses anymore.

  • Jessica Chang
    Jessica Chang 8 days ago

    I feel that Safiya's beauty is everything.
    Like I feel like I was drooling over her beauty in this video especially at 13:56 and 24:49.

  • Survivors Goal
    Survivors Goal 9 days ago

    The 1980s dress looks so much like my moms, she got married in 1994

  • Satyawati Sitawardhani

    11:45 love your 1920's shock look acting in mute movie

  • Satyawati Sitawardhani

    Aw waw.. you rock!

  • soschadao
    soschadao 10 days ago

    Check out Bernadette banner on corsets

  • Star breaker R
    Star breaker R 10 days ago

    Wedding dress #2: with the hair, makeup and crown, you kinda look like princess anastasia from the disney movie.🤔😏

  • auvi lee
    auvi lee 10 days ago

    The 60's one was a thanks , I hate it. For me

  • Shrijanani Senthil
    Shrijanani Senthil 11 days ago +1

    The bride @ 7:15 looks like, no sorry, is Safiya.

  • BETHANY davis
    BETHANY davis 11 days ago

    26:55 you might even say A bLAst FRoM THe PAsT

  • Mackenzie Descant
    Mackenzie Descant 11 days ago

    Is it just me or does the 1940 dress is what I imagine Peggy Carter would marry Captain America in?

  • kakumee
    kakumee 11 days ago

    You talking about Lazer boobs the lady working on you: I'm out..🤣

  • kakumee
    kakumee 11 days ago


  • kindsuperkitty 306
    kindsuperkitty 306 12 days ago +1

    In a hundred years someone could have a vintage dress from the 2020s

  • Ilena Sommer
    Ilena Sommer 12 days ago

    i might wanna a dress like in the 1020's for my wedding lol

  • Juan Carlos Pinera
    Juan Carlos Pinera 12 days ago

    She needed a corset or waist sintcher to properly look like an authentic 1800 s bride.

  • Connie Kramer
    Connie Kramer 12 days ago

    The "apron thing" on the 40s dress is a peplum. You're welcome. lulz

  • # CFL
    # CFL 12 days ago

    Can you make a video where you dress like you are on the Oregon trail in 1847 please

  • Emma Bernberg
    Emma Bernberg 12 days ago

    she says that the best part of a wedding is the dress, but my favorite part is the cake!

  • Antoinette Blaireau
    Antoinette Blaireau 12 days ago

    Every musical theatre kid at 22:48:
    *I LIKE*

  • Kawaii- wolf
    Kawaii- wolf 12 days ago

    I saw heatherssssss xD

  • art-fox-crafts
    art-fox-crafts 13 days ago

    This Video made my cousin choose Gingersnap Florals for her wedding.

  • Sian660
    Sian660 13 days ago

    I’m so sad she didn’t wear the corset it would’ve changed the shape of the dress and it wouldn’t have hurt her if she got the right size and didn’t tighten it too much.

  • Keefy_Boi ;-;
    Keefy_Boi ;-; 13 days ago

    I want those bras.....
    You mess with me?

  • Shikha Bansal
    Shikha Bansal 13 days ago

    She wore the dress from the amazon personal shopper

  • Abigail Stachour
    Abigail Stachour 13 days ago +3

    The crocheted “condom” dress I thought it looked like a giant tampon dress

  • Alma D
    Alma D 14 days ago

    Why does the picture's look better then? Than now?

  • claudianowakowski
    claudianowakowski 15 days ago

    Muttons sleeves: The big sleeves came back in the 80s thanks to Diana. That Victorian gown you are wear is beautiful on you. In the early 80s bridal company "Eve of Milady" made Victorian style gowns that were very reminiscent of the Vic era, but with a "modern" vibe. They were feminine, beautiful, and sometimes slightly sexy. If you are not already aware of Milady, look into it. The company and designer are still manufacturing bridal.

  • Whittney J
    Whittney J 15 days ago

    I love all of the looks!🤍❤️🤍❤️

  • channel name
    channel name 15 days ago

    You BELONG in the 1940s it looks so fitting on you

  • Deborah Armstrong
    Deborah Armstrong 15 days ago

    I too am very fond of the '40's style. By the way, that odd little "apron" is called a peplum.
    Might I recommend dance lessons before the day?

  • adirtyswarlos
    adirtyswarlos 15 days ago

    Stop trying to convince us you’re fat. You’re not fat! I know it’s easy to be self conscious of yourself in any form of social media but most people who write mean comments are ugly and sad. Besides most of us are going to die fat so your fat years are still ahead of you. You’ll be mad at yourself then for not appreciating the banging bitch you were when you were young.

  • Boat Fodder
    Boat Fodder 15 days ago

    20:13 so what you're saying is there was a

  • Patricia Fellows
    Patricia Fellows 15 days ago

    Really enjoyed the video.Only one problem with your research. Panty hose didn't come onto the market until the 1959.Women in the 1920's wore silk stockings rolled down to the knee.

  • Lapis Lazarus
    Lapis Lazarus 16 days ago

    Sacrèd Bleu!

  • Leopardkuno47
    Leopardkuno47 17 days ago

    Lol the 80s dress literally looks like my moms dress

  • Becky S
    Becky S 18 days ago

    1890's dress is icky and does nothing for you. 1920's dress looked the best on you. You looked amazing. 1940's dress looked cute on you. The rest of the dresses did nothing for you.

  • PokeMermaid
    PokeMermaid 18 days ago

    my favorite one was the 3rd one

  • Liselore
    Liselore 18 days ago

    19:39 that's how simply naillogical would to go her wedding AS A SOCK

  • Sharon Staley
    Sharon Staley 19 days ago

    like the history of the wedding dress, I wore a similar dress like the 1980 dress, but not the head piece from 1979.

  • Carol Shumaker
    Carol Shumaker 19 days ago

    Diana's dress was modeled after the dress of Catherine of Aragon who married Henry VII on the same date.

  • Isadora V.
    Isadora V. 19 days ago

    there are just so many beautiful hairstyles, dresses, and makeup on this video, that I´ve got a headache trying to see them all while listening to what she was narrating and reading what was written on the screen.

  • rachael jaynes
    rachael jaynes 19 days ago +1

    How old are you

  • Birgitte Andersen
    Birgitte Andersen 20 days ago

    It would be cool if you did the earlier eras or the decades between the ones you did.