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And The Bride Wore…

…is a phrase that often appeared in newspaper accounts of weddings throughout the twentieth century, describing the dress chosen by the bride for one of the most sartorially significant moments of her life. We chose it as…

Elaborate ivory satin gown with bustle and train having a metallic brocade ‘vest’ and front skirt panel; embellishments of lace and bows complement glass bead and pearl trim on silk net around the neckline and wrists. Double pleated ruffles top…

Full-skirted transparent white dupioni gown over two layers of net and taffeta. Re-embroidered Alencon lace dotted with iridescent sequins and pearls decorates the wide neckline of the elongated bodice and bottom of the skirt yoke. Short gathered…

Sheer gray/blue (moonstone) acetate bridesmaid dress with yellow taffeta slip; ruffles at wrist and yoke. Dress has faded from blue to its current shade.

Tan silk gown having a double-breasted bodice trimmed with black and tan stripe wide lapels, lower part of leg-of-mutton sleeves and bottom of bodice. Wide tan satin ribbons and large paisley buttons also embellish bodice. The five-gore A-line skirt…

An off-white silk satin and novelty weave wool wedding dress with hand painted panels: Bodice: short length; fitted; front - 2 sets of waist darts, back - princess seams; satin band collar hidden by lace collar; center front closure : 23 small round…

Knee-length mauve silk georgette dress with matching silk slip. The dress is trimmed with bands of self-fabric pleated ruffles at waist, in skirt and along the outside of each sleeve from elbow to wrist. A self-fabric bow on the left shoulder and…

Long sleeve ivory satin dress with high waist and train, and sweetheart neckline trimmed with pearls; 24 covered buttons and loops decorate the back of the dress. 1941

Ivory crepe below-knee length dress with modified sailor collar and long sleeves. Loose bodice has center panel with horizontal tucks and covered buttons blousing over silk sash and softly gathered skirt with side panels of horizontal tucks. 1917

White organza and taffeta empire waist dress with high collar and vertical rows of applied lace trim, and a matching headpiece and with veil. 1970
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