Inaugurated in 2017, National Dress Day takes place on Tuesday, March 6th and recognizes important, empowering moments for women. This day celebrates femininity, cherished memories and historical occasions and its founder, Ashley Lauren of the ASHLEYlauren collection, invites everyone to join the celebration on Facebook, Instagram (@NationalDressDay) and using #NationalDressDay.
Ashely reminds us that it is the stories behind the dresses that make this day so special. Here are three dresses with stories so special that they have made it into the history books.
1. The World’s Oldest Dress
Known as the Tarkhan Dress, this garment was found in Egypt and dates back more than 5,000 years. While severely disintegrated, archaeologists believe the dress fell past the knees and, as its artisanship suggest, was produced in a complex, wealthy and ancient society.
2. The World’s Most Expensive Dress (ever sold)
This dress, worn by Marilyn Monroe on May 19th, 1962 as she famously sang Happy Birthday to former American president John F. Kennedy, was auctioned off to Ripley’s Believe It or Not for a staggering $4.8 million -- 400 times more than the original cost.
3. The World’s Longest Wedding Dress Train
Designed by Andree Salon in Bucharest, Romanian, this record-breaking train is 1.85 miles long and is composed of three miles of taffeta and 18 feet of lace. The train took 1,857 sewing needles, 150 spools of thread and 100 days to complete.
In 2017, National Dress Day reached over 74 million viewers across social media and web platforms. National Dress Day was celebrated by the Minions, E News, Hayley Paige, Nylon Magazine and many, many more.
Find iconic dresses at the VOW | New World of Bridal Market, Tuesday, April 10 - Thursday, April 12, 2018 with a day of education on Monday, April 9. For more information, visit www.AmericasMart.com/VOW.