The Duchess of Cornwall, Lady Mary Charteris, The Duchess of Argyll (pictured), Dita Von Teese and Gwen Stefani's wedding gowns will form part of the V&A's new exhibition, Wedding Dresses 1775-2014, next May.

ICONIC WEDDING DRESSES

The highly anticipated exhibition will trace the development of the fashionable white wedding dress through 80 of the most romantic and historic bridal gowns.  

Starting with some of the earliest examples of bridal fashion dating back to 1775 and bringing us straight through to the present day with the works of Jenny Packham, Temperley Bridal, Bruce Oldfield, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang and more, it is sure to be a wonderfully inspiring day out for any bride-to-be.  

ICONIC WEDDING GOWNS

Curated by Edwina Ehrman, Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A, the exhibition will be displayed in chronological order over two floors. As well as the gowns themselves, the bridal accessories - jewellery, shoes, garters, veils, wreaths, hats and corsetry - as well as sketches and personal photographs of the wearers will also be on show, along with some bridegroom and attendant outfits.

THE ICONIC WEDDING DRESS EXHIBITION AT BRIDES THE SHOW 2013

V&A Wedding Dresses 1775-2014; 3 May 2014-15 March 2015. Tickets £12; www.vam.ac.uk