Definition of wedding dress in US English:

wedding dress


  • A dress worn by a bride at her wedding, typically long and white.

    ‘a beautiful white wedding dress’
    • ‘According to bridal history, royalty not only introduced the white wedding dress, they also made it popular.’
    • ‘I'm getting married in October and planning on wearing my mother's wedding dress.’
    • ‘I just found the perfect wedding dress.’
    • ‘She took pictures of me in my wedding dress.’
    • ‘The groom's family sponsors the marriage, providing the bride with her wedding dress and other items of value.’
    • ‘The bride wears a white wedding dress and the groom a tuxedo.’
    • ‘Des ran the farm, while Joyce helped milk and then made wedding dresses in a back bedroom.’
    • ‘A lot of people have christening gowns made from their wedding dresses, or at least from the trains.’
    • ‘The first wedding dress Joyce ever made was for herself.’
    • ‘At the age of 11, while other girls dreamed of wedding dresses and engagement rings, Ruth already knew she'd never let herself be bound by matrimony.’
    • ‘Wedding dresses are often polyester or acetate which do not take dye easily.’
    • ‘As he's exploring the brewery, Pip sees what looks like Miss Havisham, hanging in her wedding dress from a ceiling rafter.’
    • ‘Her wedding dress cost more than expected.’