Something Blue - Traditional Wedding Lingerie
Something Borrowed and........... Something Blue
& a silver sixpence in your shoe
Its a traditional saying when getting married. "Marry in blue, lover be true."
Something Old, Something new, something borrowed and something blue. A traditional saying when getting married. We have a beautiful blue and white striped corset here for brides and bridesmaids. Blue lingerie for your wedding day tradition. This corset is steel boned and made to measure bespoke to your requirements.
Traditional brides incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in their weddings. Many brides are unfamiliar with the origin and meaning behind the old-new-borrowed-blue custom though. This tradition stems from an old English rhyme ;
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe."
Family members and the bride's attendants gave old, new, borrowed, and blue items and a sixpence to the bride as tokens of love on her wedding day for good luck just before her marriage. Today brides are working the old, new, borrowed, and blue objects into their weddings themselves.
We have a blue and white striped corset and a royal blue and black here for brides and bridesmaids. This corset is steel boned and made to measure, bespoke to your requirements.
Claire Beeby (Miss Galaxy UK) wearing something blue - blue and white steel boned corset www.corsets-lingerie.co.uk
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A sixpence is a coin that was minted in Britain from 1551 to 1967. It was made of silver and worth six pennies. So this wedding tradition is definitely English, and many sources say that it began in the Victorian era.
Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she carries all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be happy. "Something old" symbolizes continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" means optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage is supposed to carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item also reminds the bride that she can depend on her friends and family.
Claire wears a traditional steel boned corset with white stripes. She has 6 detachable suspenders and plain topped seamed white stockings with frou frou can can style frilly knickers ! The perfect BLUE for any Wedding Blue Belle !
As for the colorful item, blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true."
And finally, a silver sixpence in the bride's shoe represents wealth and financial security. It may date back to a Scottish custom of a groom putting a silver coin under his foot for good luck. For optimum fortune, the sixpence should be in the left shoe. These days, a dime or a copper penny is sometimes substituted, and many companies sell keepsake sixpences for weddings.
You would never know she was wearing blue under her wedding dress !