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Wedding Dress: Made 1915, Modified 1945. "Jeanette Gunn modified her mother's 1915 wedding gown for her own wedding to Doug Motter in 1945. A professional seamstress removed the original high neckline and its net and lace inserts, replacing it with a sweetheart neckline, popular in the 1940s. The original silk satin dress was made in London Ontario by Smallman and Ingram Limited for Anna Martin's Calgary wedding to Dr. John Gunn..."

Bonnie Cashin (American, 1915–2000). Wedding Dress, 1953. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. (2009.300.8a, b) #wedding

Wedding Dress: ca. 1803, embossed silk, the neckline and high waistline are fastened in back with drawstrings, the bottom features piping and delicate silk rosettes. "It may have been worn as a wedding dress by Susannah Richardson (1789-1824) who married John Boyd and was again worn by her daughter, Margaret Ann Boyd Johnson who married her second husband, David St. Pierre DuBose in 1831."

Embroidered satin wedding dress, American, ca. 1928. Worn with satin chevron cap with flowers and net veil. @Karen Jacot Bitterman Museum of Art

Dior wedding gown worn by Jane Easter when she married John William Straub, 1955. Purchased at Marshall Field & Company Bridal Salon via Chicago History Museum

Wedding Gown, Bullock's-Evening Room, Los Angeles: 1930's, shimmer silk satin and sheer silk illusion net.

1878 Wedding Dress The fashion for white wedding gowns originated only in the late 19th century and was not commonplace until the 20th century. This dress is a good example of the more practical 19th century practice of brides wearing colored gowns for weddings. The wedding dresses could then be worn again for other receptions and social events.

Wedding Dress: 1910's, French, embroidered Art Nouveau sheer mixed net-lace, shelf-bust in silk brocade, cummerbund with applique roses, tiered ruffle silk-lined flowing skirt.