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Three piece wedding outfit

Period:
19th Century
Description:
The three piece wedding outfit became popular in the mid 19th century.  This home-sewn example was created by adapting a day dress.  The grey satin bodice and extra decorative material was added for the occasion.  The second bodice was altered to upgrade it for the reception celebrations.
Materials/Media:
silk, satin, lace
Dimensions:
wedding bodice L:780mm(back); L:540mm(front); skirt L:1000mm; waist 640mm; reception bodice: L720mm; waist 760mm
Source:
Stranraer Museum
Accession number:
WIWMS 1988.314
Digital Number:
SRCL017a-f
Creation Date:
1850-1870
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council


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