The purpose of this study is to answer the proposed question: Why are there limited perceptions on what an American woman can and cannot wear at her wedding, if fashion continues to evolve and the history behind some traditional garments are buried? Through a conducted survey, this study will first evaluate the statistics of what a majority of Americans, both male and female, believe a woman should wear to her wedding. This is to determine the exact limits on a bride’s wardrobe and the perceptions that are conceived if she chooses to deter from the majority. With this established knowledge of where Americans stand on the issue, the study will address the concept of limited perceptions against women in our society and how they apply to a woman’s wardrobe, specifically on a day as important as her wedding. Furthermore, this will compare the idea of one abiding by tradition to only yield to society’s norms with the concept of truly appreciating tradition for its historical origin. The intent of this study is to unveil the limited perceptions in bridal wear, allow Americans to compare their perceptions to their own wedding traditions, and to provide an opportunity for people to change the restrictions on what a woman can and cannot wear.
Dr. Ja Young Hwang
Unveiling Perceptions is a high-end bridal collection that utilizes the silhouette and layering lines of an onion as a symbolic representation of the idea that perception is a matter of what is seen rather than what is a matter of fact. While the flaws that we may see in ourselves may be our definition of weakness, they are seen as treasures in the eyes of those who cherish us the most.