Wedding Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1846-1906

GUSN

GUSN-40757

Description

Ivory moire wedding dress with netted overlay from top to bottom. Broad neckline draped with lace with paisley and floral motif. Short sleeves trimmed with net rosette and net ruffle. V-shaped shirring of net at front. Net belt. Two bands of embroidered net at hem with deep ruffle. Sheer lining between net and moire. Underskirt has self rucked hem. Bodice is boned and padded. Hook and eye closure at back. Cartridge pleats at back waistband.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
dresses (garments)
embroidering
stitching
moiré
net (textile)
silk (textile)
taffeta
floral patterns
paisley
weddings
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Moire
Net
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Floral
Paisley
Wedding
Gown, Wedding

Inscription

Typed card pinned to dress: ""White wedding gown; underdress of white moire; has lace overskirt and lace 'bertha'. Made for Eliz. Russell, b. in the mid 1820s, in 1846, married Ozias Goodwin Chapman.""

Related Items

Title Dress Accession Number 1936.426.1-2
Title Slippers Accession Number 1940.890
Title WAISTCOAT Accession Number 1940.891
Title Stocking Accession Number 1940.895

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Paris, France

Object Type

Clothing -- Outerwear

Accession Number

1940.889

Places

Massachusetts (United States)