Dress Attributed to House of Worth (French, Date: 1883 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 15 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 48 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Agnes Miles Carpenter, 1948 Accession Number: b
While white is now de rigueur for bridal attire, the fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late century. This dress is a good example of the more practical century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings.