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  Month ago +17357

    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?

    • Tifalope867
      Tifalope867 18 days ago

      Hi why does the bride at 7:15 lowkey look like you 🤔

    • Lili Puente
      Lili Puente 18 days ago


    • Eils Hines
      Eils Hines 19 days ago

      Loved the 20s the whole concept and the 40s tell you the truth all of them bar the last
      Great video

    • Valeria Galindo
      Valeria Galindo 21 day ago

      Can you pls do the 70s

    • Erin Dugan
      Erin Dugan 21 day ago


  • Abbey Kair
    Abbey Kair 4 hours ago

    watching my history grades go up at the same time as watching safiyas videos

  • Sadie Cosgrove
    Sadie Cosgrove 17 hours ago

    I feel like this is history class.

  • Aranza Fuentes
    Aranza Fuentes 21 hour ago

    7:15 bride sitting at the left of the photo. TELL ME THAT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE SAF. Time travel confirmed.

  • Royale High
    Royale High Day ago

    I have noticed that no TheXvidr Has ever said anything about Serbia.Can you be the first?
    (Btw Serbia Is a country)

  • Nancy Simonds
    Nancy Simonds Day ago

    These were awesome. But you totally rocked the 20’s and 40’s!❤️❤️🤘🏻🤘🏻🤟🏼

  • em
    em Day ago

    I love how the 80s dress looks way to much like my moms dress from the early 90s lmao

  • cynthia van teylingen

    i love this video so much info fun and elegance just awesome.

  • Luke B
    Luke B Day ago

    Why does the 60s look suit you so much??? I love it!

  • Jill B
    Jill B 2 days ago

    The 80's wedding styles were so gross! I think Diana's dress was vile. Sarah Ferguson's was actually a nicer style. Neither were great though....

  • Amy Sunisa
    Amy Sunisa 2 days ago

    Make up Artist: "you're not trying to trick someone into thinking, you are something that you're not"
    Safiya: "That's the 1890's version of take her swimming on the first date"
    I don't know why this made me laugh so much. Now a day is the more make up, the better...

  • alonyaJ
    alonyaJ 3 days ago

    OMG the 60's outfit, you look just like my mom!

  • Fiction Addiction
    Fiction Addiction 3 days ago

    My great-grandma got married in the 40s in practically the exact dress Saf was in for the 40s

  • Persnikity12345
    Persnikity12345 3 days ago

    My mom was married in the eighties and yeah... she wore a DRESS

  • QtLady
    QtLady 4 days ago +2

    If we don’t have a trend of 20s themed weddings in 2020 I’ll be disappointed

  • Meagan Vogelsang
    Meagan Vogelsang 4 days ago

    I swear my Uncle's wife had that exact dress from the 1980's lol headpiece and all!

  • kymmers
    kymmers 4 days ago

    The 60s suit you SO WELL!! You need more of that hair and cat eye in your life 🖤

  • Athena's KittyPurradise

    How many people r watching this in 2020? ☻

  • Thea Goulas
    Thea Goulas 4 days ago

    Okay, but Saf looked SO GOOD in the 1890s one and the 1940s one. 😍

  • broadwaymelody33
    broadwaymelody33 4 days ago

    I audibly gasped because her 1920s dress and veil look EXACTLY like my great grandma Eleanor’s. She didn’t wear much makeup on her wedding day but other than that, it’s almost identical.

  • Josefine Johansson
    Josefine Johansson 5 days ago

    She was born to wear 1920s dress and makeup!

  • Mickie Minton
    Mickie Minton 5 days ago

    Your 80's dress was not far off from mine. My dress had rows of ruffles from the waist all the way to the tip of the chapel length train and covered in beadwork. Longsleeves with poofed shoulders and a sweetheart necline. My veil was a cathedral length with a trail of flowers and beads that sat in a half circle on my head with rows laying across my forhead and cascades on either side of my face falling from my temples to my chest. It all weighed about 30lbs easy. Maybe more. My bouquet was huge and had Easter Lilies and little fans and other whilte accents and greenery. It hung from my hands at my waist to where the last tip hung at my knees. Artificial of course. I still have it in my closet. A friend of my sister borrowed it and had it altered a little but there was room to do it and did no harm at all. It still is just as white as it was in 1988. Both my daughters are too big chested to wear it but who knows. Maybe a daughter in law or grandchild. Only time will tell.😁

  • Ande Ycal
    Ande Ycal 5 days ago

    You remind me of Audrey Hepburn.

  • Bunny
    Bunny 5 days ago

    The 1940s look is amazing on you!

  • Dee8Bee
    Dee8Bee 5 days ago

    Dress?! The cake! The cake is the most important part!! Especially me eating it.

  • Azeran Warrens
    Azeran Warrens 6 days ago

    That 1920's look is absolute fire!

  • Mikayla Rodriguez
    Mikayla Rodriguez 6 days ago

    For the sixties Sofia kind of looks like snookie on her weding

  • Universal Hobo
    Universal Hobo 6 days ago

    cute stuff

  • esther elysha
    esther elysha 6 days ago

    at 15:47 tht girl on the right looks so much like scarlet the black widow

  • Kate Ogden
    Kate Ogden 6 days ago

    I so want to show you my “Princess Di” wedding dress from 1991. Lol, so perfect at the time and so dated now. I remember wanting a vail like Jacky-O but as you can guess that was hard to come by at the time 🤣🤣🤣

  • Ashley Lou
    Ashley Lou 7 days ago +2

    "Every item from Michaels hot glued together." "The Franken-Michaels!" 😅

  • Holiday
    Holiday 7 days ago

    I know how to do the lindy hop!

  • VCR
    VCR 7 days ago

    i feel like not enough people are appreciating Gilligan's Tundra

  • Naimah Khan
    Naimah Khan 7 days ago

    In those dresses you look still much like your mum 😲

  • Clémentine Dragneel

    I can’t stay focused on the video because of how much you look like my mom when she was younger. I’m confused.

    • Clémentine Dragneel
      Clémentine Dragneel 9 days ago

      Ok in the second dress you look like my cousin who look like my mom

  • FurikoMaru
    FurikoMaru 9 days ago

    Actually, white wedding dresses and 'bridal white' predate Vickykins by a fair bit. It's just that it was mostly a 'rich people showing off' thing rather than an actual trend ('woo, I can have an entire new huge dress made out of The most stain-prone colour and not have to worry because someone else does my laundry - and also youthfulness etc'). By the Victorian era, industrialization had made it much easier for less-rich people to commission dresses for special occasions and have someone else launder them when they got soiled, so when Old Vic captured everyone's imagination they were better able to copy her. Poor people still generally wore their Sunday best to get married rather than making a whole new dress.

    Edit: ... aaaaand you cover most of that like ten seconds after the point where I paused. Damn it. Sorry.

  • Salvadori Popadillo
    Salvadori Popadillo 9 days ago

    Holy shit. 5:20.... I've never heard anyone pronounce Hammacher Schlemmer in my life. I always avoided saying the name (I think everyone does!) and I'm just amazed how she didn't even have to think of it.

  • Salvadori Popadillo
    Salvadori Popadillo 9 days ago

    I was pretty sure Leg of mutton was named after Leg of mutton....cause you know, they look like a leg of mutton. AmIgoingcrazyhere? I'll go....

  • fish -d
    fish -d 9 days ago +1

    im really shook by the resemblance the 80s dress bears to my mom's wedding ensemble, except instead of a bun and a nightmare tulle headpiece, it was just. like 3 square cubic feet of teased & permed hair. ahhhh, the 1980s...

  • Yudi E
    Yudi E 9 days ago

    I love the amount of work y’all put into these videos! Like it’s well researched as well. Thank you 😊 and congrats on your marriage!

  • Alyssa Umbarila
    Alyssa Umbarila 10 days ago +1

    The 80s dress is pretty damn similar to what my mom looked like in 1992 when she got married😂😂

  • Tayla Allison
    Tayla Allison 11 days ago

    You looked so incredible in all those looks! I did not expect a Victorian look to slllaayyyyyyy

  • Boyle Girls
    Boyle Girls 11 days ago

    My grandfather fought in world war 2

  • Kathy Fogarty
    Kathy Fogarty 11 days ago

    An Egyptian sarcophagus

  • juana orduz
    juana orduz 11 days ago

    Hold on!! The bride on 7:15 looks just like Safiya... right? Am I crazy?

  • Creative Dutchess
    Creative Dutchess 11 days ago +1

    My mom got married early 90's and she wore a poofy pearly beaded dress like Safiya's 80's one with a little beaded hairpiece. Love it

  • Ishieka Morris
    Ishieka Morris 12 days ago

    Safiya looks incredible sans makeup. #NaturalBeauty

  • Matthew Streacker
    Matthew Streacker 12 days ago

    Let’s bring Art Deco back for the 20’s as well as mod style

  • Matthew's Life by Matthew Dykstra

    OMG the first dress and the 1980s dress are the best I wish you had done one from the 70's my parents were married in 1978 and are still married 41 years later. All the best for your engagment

  • Erica Olmos
    Erica Olmos 12 days ago

    This so fun to see . More please 💖

  • Anime Deamon
    Anime Deamon 12 days ago

    Can't believe you didn't mention Mary Quant, Britain was pretty much the pioneer of 60s fashion and Mary Quant was a big part of that and her definition of the "London look", including being a huge advocate of the miniskirt! Part of her aesthetic was "cheap designer", so although not incredibly cheap more women could buy her styles which were pretty practical in look and construction as well.

  • Erica Olmos
    Erica Olmos 12 days ago

    Thank you

  • Ashleysart Attack
    Ashleysart Attack 12 days ago

    The 80’s dress is exactly what my moms looked like! She was married in 1993, but the dress was a friends she borrowed from the 80’s.

  • Brenda
    Brenda 12 days ago

    1920s and 1960s were pretty.

  • Miranda’s world
    Miranda’s world 12 days ago


  • Miranda’s world
    Miranda’s world 12 days ago

    Can I snatch your weave

  • iamoscarwilde
    iamoscarwilde 12 days ago

    GURUL! Saf for sure should have worn a corset for the first dress, it doesn't look at all period.

  • Arielle Macuch
    Arielle Macuch 12 days ago

    OMG this vid just reminds me how much I love 40s fashion (minus the makeup) and music. Also '80s is awesome! I think I just love shoulder pads.

  • Jill Rayburn
    Jill Rayburn 12 days ago

    After watching this, I realized my grandmother was highly fashionable in her 20s wedding attire...

  • Cherryblossom
    Cherryblossom 12 days ago

    21:49 She kind of looks like Amy Winehouse tbh