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Wedding Dress?

Description

Two piece wedding dress. Sheer white bodice [a]; long sleeves, puckered at shoulder; ruched cuffs and square yoke; very pointed at front and back; boned and padded; eight covered buttons over hook and eye; lower bodice laced; sheer from neck to shoulders, lined below; Skirt [b] has linen waistband with hook and eyes; box pleats with fullness at back. Two layers for skirt with top layer being shorter. Stiffened fabric.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1862-1864
Material
cotton (textile)
machine-made
organdy
stitching
Object type
Clothing -- Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
dresses (garments)
Gown, Wedding
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Organdy
organdy
stitching
Wedding
wedding dresses
weddings
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1942.754AB
GUSN
53139

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