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Wedding Dress

Description

Cream taffeta; basque style top; square neckline trimmed with self-fabric ruching with fringed edges, and 2 ruffles of scalloped edged dotted net (one outside, one inside); long sleeves, flare at opening with same ruching as at neckline, and pleated and fringed cuff with same lace ruffle as neck; 19 cream silk covered buttons with star motif, at center front; inverted box pleats at back for bustle; not cotton tape on interior for gathering and holding fabric in position; bodice is boned; long train, hem at front has same pleated and fringed band as cuffs, with bows, and pleated dust ruffle; hem of train has box pleats, self-piping and crinoline dust ruffle; fully lined with linen.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1878
Material
linen (material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1955.M14
GUSN
45672

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