1860s Victorian Wedding Dress


1860s Victorian Wedding Dress
 

This elegant, yet simple, ivory satin gown with an attached wide gathered skirt is from the early 1860s. The neckline is trimmed with a handmade lace ruffle. The bodice features a back-laced closing. Underneath the bride wore a corset over an embroidered chemise. Layers of full petticoats worn with a  crinoline hoop achieved the full bellowing skirt typical of the early 1860s. The mid-nineteenth century Limerick guipure lace veil is edged with a nine inch border of floral motifs. The full measurement of the lace veil is 65 inches by 62 inches.

 

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