Wedding dresses explored at V&A

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Saturday, 03 May 2014 to Sunday, 15 March 2015

For as long as marriage has been around, women have agonised over the perfect wedding dress. Now, the craft and design that goes into creating such beautiful works of art is set to be examined at the V&A museum in a new exhibition this May.

Showcasing examples such as the specially crafted Dior number that Gwen Stefani sported when she tied the knot, the daring style worn by socialite Lady Mary Charteris in 2012 and even the Duchess of Cornwall's ladylike frock coat from her 2005 wedding to Charles, there is plenty to be admired.

But while the celebrity creations are likely to be the biggest draw, the most intricate craftwork can be found in the older pieces, such as that of a perfectly preserved brocade gown from 1780 that was stitched from Spitalfields silk.

Make sure you've filled up on a proper meal before going to the museum. Stay at The Milestone Hotel with the Breakfast Inclusive offer, which entitles you to a Full English in the Cheneston's Restaurant each day of your stay.