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Wedding dress

Wedding dress

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    Bow (worn)

  • Date:

    1870 (made)
    ca. 1875 (alteration)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Shot silk trimmed with machine-made lace, lined with sateen and gathered with stiff muslin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs May Parsons

  • Museum number:

    T.256&a-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Purple and blue wedding dress comprising a shot silk bodice with peplum and a long skirt.

Place of Origin

England (made)
Bow (worn)

Date

1870 (made)
ca. 1875 (alteration)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Shot silk trimmed with machine-made lace, lined with sateen and gathered with stiff muslin

Object history note

Worn by Mary Anne Bennett when she married Joseph Edward Bardwell, a bricklayer, in St Mary's Church, Stratford at Bow on 22nd December 1870. The bride chose a coloured silk day dress so as to be able to wear it in future and prolong its usefulness.

Descriptive line

Wedding dress comprising shot silk bodice and skirt, England, 1870.

Materials

Shot silk; Braid; Fringe

Categories

Fashion; Day wear; Women's clothes; Marriage

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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