My lovely Twitter pal, Emma from Aphrodite’s Wedding Blog sent me a tweet the other day and it read:

‘After you featured the Barbie wedding dresses, I saw this & thought of you!’

And this is what she was talking about:

{image via Vera Wang}

Barbie’s getting married!

And she’s sporting an outrageously lovely mini wedding dress designed by none other than Vera Wang! This is ‘The Traditionalist’ dress design.

If you prefer the more glamourous, fitted look, here’s ‘The Romantasist’ design from Vera Wang Barbie Collection:

Who knew you could purchase a Wang wedding dress for under $200!

They remind me a little of Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson’s dresses {both by Vera Wang} in Bride Wars…don’t you think?

Barbie has been the best dressed bride since 1959 here she makes an appearance in the first EVER Barbie TV advert:

I love it! Especially the last line: ‘You can tell it’s Mattel, it’s swell!’ Oh to live in the 50s.

All the best bridal designers want to dress Barbie for her wedding day, including Monique Lhuillier, who is one of my absolute favourite designers. Take a look at some of these gorgeous pint sized gowns:

{From top left to bottom right: Badgley Mischka, Caroline Herrera, Reema Acra, Monique Lhuillier via Barbie Collector.com}

So I’ve brought you history, fashion and now it’s time for a random fact I learnt on this plastic fantastic journey:

Barbie’s full name is actually Barbara Millicent Roberts!

There you have it…my last childish, girly post {for a little while at least!}

If you’re still in the mood for girly, nostalgic, retro, frivolous fun see my posts on The Barbie Bridal Collection, The Disney Bridal Collection and The Disney Dream Portraits of Hollywood/Sporting Stars as Disney Characters.

Oooh and go check out Aphrodite’s Wedding Blog for more grown up bridal inspiration-it’s fabulous!

Elizabeth x