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Something Borrowed, Something New

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Bridal fashion series is mild but gets a bit emotional.

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Something Borrowed, Something New highlights the role that classic Victorian customs, like wearing something old, something borrowed, and even something blue, play in weddings. It also shows how important it is to families -- particularly mothers -- to pass down their customs to future generations.

There is some discussion of designers and dress styles, as well as how it is possible to take elements of a dress to create something new while maintaining the integrity of the original garment. But most of the show's focus is on the important role bridal dresses play in a wedding, and how they can represent strong emotional bonds between family and friends.

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