Friday, May 18, 2018

Dressing the Bride, 19th Century Style


This weekend will see a royal wedding. I wasn’t invited. That’s okay. I’m too busy writing. But in case you’re in the mood for weddings, I thought you might enjoy a few nineteenth century wedding gowns to ogle.

The one on the right dates from around 1816. Love the clumps of roses along her hem, and isn’t the headdress lovely?

Here's 1824. Love the shine of the material and the way the leaves above are echoed below.


Ah, 1827. Seems crimping was in—the hair, the collar, the sleeves. Not sure I’d wear this one.


About ten years later. Less crimping. Love the graceful collar.


Early 1840s. Simple and elegant, but I can’t decide if the color is on purpose or darkened with time. It is a museum piece, so I’m thinking the apricot was a choice.


1850s. Love this one—the embroidery, the train. I’d wear it in a heartbeat.


1860s, and a royal wedding! This is Princess Alexandra of Denmark.


1870s. Ah, the crimping is back. But I like this one. So sleek and so fussy at the same time!


1880s. Yards of material and very fluffy. Can’t decide.


Finally, 1892, fitted design and tons of lace.


Which is your favorite?

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