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. The influence of religion is particularly significant, and the Western-style wedding dress and wedding styles that are now mainstream around the world are strongly influenced by Christianity.
In Western cultures and Anglo-Saxon cultural spheres, the wedding dress is most commonly white, a fashion made popular by Queen Victoria when she married in 1840. Of those dresses, sleeveless or strapless dress are typically worn with a opera-length white gloves.
In Eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness.