This blue silk wedding dress was worn for a wedding in Wales in 1894. It has leg-of-mutton sleeves, which were very fashionable at the time and reached their largest in the mid 1890s. These enormous puffs had to be balanced by a wide skirt and tight waist, as seen in this dress. Wedding Dressses, 1890 1910, 1890 1900, Historical Fashion, Historical Clothing, 1890S, Blue Weddings, 1890 S, Vintage Clothing
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Wedding dress, 1894. Silk, cotton, glass, brass. Leg-o'-mutton sleeves, which were very fashionable at the time and reached their largest in the mid-1890s. These enormous puffs had to be balanced by a wide skirt and tight waist, as seen in this dress. Worn for a wedding in Wales. New Zealand Museum/Te Papa Tongarewa
Wedding dress, 1894. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Mrs. Edwin S. Steese, 1938 (38.16a–c)
Wedding Dress Date: ca. 1860 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 in. (147.3 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the Jason and Peggy Westerfield Collection, 1969
Dress 1818, American, Made of cotton (Gothic Regency)~~~~~ By 1811 in Britain, influence of the Middle Ages, termed Gothic crept into dress styles debasing the pure classical lines. The bodice gained more shaping and could be panelled. It was not cut as tight and narrow as in the first decade of the century, so it made the shoulder line broader and the dress more comfortable to wear.