A wedding dress or bridal gown is the dress worn by the bride during a wedding ceremony. The color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants.
In Western cultures, the wedding dress is most commonly white, which fashion was made popular by Queen Victoria when she married in 1840. Of those dresses, sleeveless gowns are typically worn with a opera-length white gloves.
In Eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness.