Wedding dress and train of ivory silk satin with pastes and pearl embroidery and chiffon trimming.

The wedding dress is in a princess line with two pleats at the back of the skirt merging into a slight train. Down the front and trimming the curved and indented hem is an embroidered bow motif in pearl and diamenté beads. Around the hem are rows of pleated lissé frills. The décolletage is square and the shoulder straps are of swathed chiffon. The dress is bound and lined and has dress preservers. It fastens with lacing down the back.

The wedding train is pleated and fastens at the back of the neck of the dress and gradually widens toward the bottom. Lined with ribbed silk and trimmed all round with a graduated band of puffed net.


  • Title: Wedding dress
  • Creator: Russell & Allen
  • Date Created: 1898
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Provenance: Given by the Hon. Hugh de Beauchamp Lawson Johnston
  • Medium: Embroidered silk satin with pastes, pearl and diamenté beads, chiffon, lined with silk, net

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps