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    Wedding dress, 1884 Canada, McCord Museum

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    inspiringdresses: Wedding Dress, ca. 1884, CanadianMcCord Museum This dress can be precisely dated to 1884, as it was made for and worn at a wedding that year. It shows the hallmark silhouette of the mid-1880s: the shelf-like bustle from which the skirt hangs vertically, and the fitted bodice with low pointed waistline, high collar and closely fitted sleeves. The horizontal knife-pleated trim on the skirt is found in many variations on dresses from this period. Burgundy was a very ...

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