Antique Wedding Dresses
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19th Century Fashion
The long cuirass bodice which had made itself known as early as 1874-76 was lengthening into a polonaise shape which, along with the new princess line, was creating a slimmer more form revealing silhouette than had been seen earlier. Borrowing from history and men's wear, vests and cut away's similar to the 18th century could be seen as well.
Silk taffeta Wedding gown, circa 1881-1883. Via Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels.
Wedding dress, 1880. Bone-colored silk with lace. Two pieces. Augusta Auctions