Wedding dress consisting of a bodice, skirt, sash, collar, cape and silk fragment.

The dress is of cream silk gauze with narrow opaque stripe, and trimmed with cream silk embroidered net lace. A three-quarters length bodice with flared sleeves and attached draped polonaise overskirt bordered with lace. The bodice fastens with hooks and eyes in the centre front and with a 'V' neck. Full length underskirt in the same gauze edged with three flounces of lace, with edges of lace attachment to the bodice and skirt tidied up with silk satin rouleaux, and an additional row of rouleaux on the sleeve edges. The bodice front and polonaise overskirt are trimmed with silk satin ribbon bows. Belt sash of silk satin lined with cream silk, and with a fastening centre front camouflaged with a satin bow. Large silk gauze and net lace bow supported with a stiff cotton gauze interlining and attached to the back of the belt. Accompanied by a matching striped silk gauze cape and separate collar, and a fragment of silk gauze.


  • Title: Wedding dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1867/1874
  • Location: Great Britain
  • Provenance: Given by Miss Felicity Ashbee
  • Medium: Silk gauze, trimmed with silk embroidered net lace, silk satin, lined with silk

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