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A8684 Wedding outfit, womens, comprising bodices (2), skirt, belts (2), with rosette, silk / cotton / metal, maker unknown, England, c. 1865. Click to enlarge.

Wedding outfit from England

Made
Many women in the 1800s couldn't afford the luxury of a one-off wedding dress and would instead wear their best dress for the ceremony which could be worn for Sunday best and formal occasions. This outfit appears to have been made specially for a wedding, however it is designed with two bodice options and could later be worn for day or evening wear.

Dresses at this time were often designed to be adaptable with removeable trains and two sets of sleeves. In this way they could be worn on many …

Summary

Object No.

A8684

Object Statement

Wedding outfit, womens, comprising bodices (2), skirt, belts (2), with rosette, silk / cotton / metal, maker unknown, England, c. 1865

Physical Description

Cream silk and lace wedding dress comprising a long full skirt, a cap sleeve bodice, a long sleeve bodice, green pearl-decorated silk belt, bow detail belt and a small lace rosette.

Marks

No marks

Production

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Anne Schofield, 1983

Acquisition Date

14 January 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

Wedding outfit from England 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/199418>

Wikipedia

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