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Joy McMillan
Joy McMillan • 2 years ago

In a time when almost every item of clothing is constructed of some type of synthetic fabric and very little attention is paid to detail the longing for such beautiful fabrics and magnificent construction is high. These gowns are from the early 1900's and are in the Edwardian style. The long, sleek silhouette is flattering for most figures and far more comfortable than the earlier 'wasp' waist styles. This style is a fabulous choice for a unique wedding gown to express your personality.

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