Culture: Wedding or Divorce
waterproof wedding dress   (+6)  [vote for, against]

there's nothing quite as unstylish as a floor length wedding dress and yards and yards of white (virginal) train thats been dragged through a soggy westminster even if there are yards and yards of cute little bridesmaids attempting to hold it out of the puddles.

what a disaster if one of these cute kiddies or the bride herself slips on all this wet messy satin.

well it does rain in london quite often even on a royal wedding day, so lets produce a waterproof wedding dress and a head-dress with veil that acts as a fashionable guttering that cleanly carries all that water away from the bride.

just had a thought; rain, white wedding dresses and horses - don't lets even go there...
-- po, Apr 25 2011

"It's a nice day for a wet wedding" http://4.bp.blogspo...-wedding-photos.jpg
With apologies to Billy Idol [normzone, Apr 25 2011]

Not this
[hippo, Apr 27 2011]

You are downright brilliant some days, po. +
-- blissmiss, Apr 25 2011

Gore-Tex, I think the brand name is. Waterproof but allows water vapour (steam/gasseous water) to leave the body. I don't think we want Willy to be known as Wet Willy after the consummation of the vows.
-- 4whom, Apr 25 2011

I see it now, Kate walking down the aisle with steam all around her. The look on William's face would be unbelievable, I'd bet.
-- blissmiss, Apr 25 2011

It should be white neoprene
-- hippo, Apr 26 2011

This would also reduce food stains, such that Brautkleid bleibt Brautkleid und Blaukraut bleibt Blaukraut.
-- spidermother, Apr 26 2011

As Wossname approaches a puddle, some latter-day Walter Raleigh darts out of the crowd & throws his plastic mac across it -- then falls dead at her feet, riddled with bullets by the SAS snipers on the rooftops.
-- mouseposture, Apr 27 2011

what a sad state of affairs [mouse]
-- po, Apr 27 2011

White latex, with a seam right up the err... Middleton.
-- infidel, May 01 2011

//Brautkleid bleibt Brautkleid und Blaukraut bleibt Blaukraut.//

You see, here's the underlying problem. Very few other nationalities would even consider inventing a word like "Brautkleid" and, if they did, they would use to mean something like "industrial effluent" or "hernia".
-- MaxwellBuchanan, May 01 2011

//Very few other nationalities would even consider inventing a word like "Brautkleid"//

The Germans do it so that other nationalities don't have to. Selfless, really.

(The reason ""brautkleid" doesn't mean "hernia" is that German has another, even better word for that.)
-- mouseposture, May 01 2011

Yes, but "Leistenbruch" just sounds like the name of an industrial town.
-- MaxwellBuchanan, May 01 2011

I was thinking of "eingeweidebruch."
-- mouseposture, May 01 2011

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