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wedding dress 1941.90

Object Name: wedding dress

Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom
Date: 1831-1832

Accession Number: 1941.90
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - 1F - The Age of Elegance
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • silk
  • satin
Support
 
Technique
  • figured
Description

Gown of figured ivory silk satin, woven with an alternating vertical stripe design of vermicular wavy lines and a leaf pattern.

The boned bodice is cut in 9 sections, with diagonal pleats forming a v-shape across the front, and tapers to a pointed waist. It is trimmed at the front with interlacing strips of white satin and the neckline is wide and low. The bodice back panels feature holes for lacing and the long sleeves are full at the top. The full skirt is cut in 6 widths.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 118 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 33
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Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 273
Depth: