Wedding Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

ca. 1878

GUSN

GUSN-45672

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

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
dresses (garments)
stitching
linen (material)
machine-made
silk (textile)
taffeta
weddings
Women's clothing
Silk
Taffeta
Linen
Hand Stitched
Wedding
DRESS

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Accession Number

1955.M14