Wedding Dress

ca. 1905 (made)
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Wedding dress of cream Liberty silk satin wedding dress with skirt and train. It has a low round neck, pendant girdle and is slightly trained. The sleeves are of machine made lace at the gilet which has a high boned band collar. The collar and girdle are embroidered with formal floral trails in white satin stitch enhanced with pearls and trimmed with fringe. Pearls also trim the edges of the gilet and the cuffs of the sleeves. The dress fastens at the centre back with hooks and eyes. The lining is of cream ribbed silk and the bodice is lightly boned.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Wedding Dress
  • Chemisette
  • Wedding Train
Materials and Techniques
Silk satin embroidered with silk thread, pearls, lace and silk fringe, boned and lined with silk
Brief Description
Wedding dress of Liberty & Co. Ltd. satin with skirt and train, English, ca. 1905
Physical Description
Wedding dress of cream Liberty silk satin wedding dress with skirt and train. It has a low round neck, pendant girdle and is slightly trained. The sleeves are of machine made lace at the gilet which has a high boned band collar. The collar and girdle are embroidered with formal floral trails in white satin stitch enhanced with pearls and trimmed with fringe. Pearls also trim the edges of the gilet and the cuffs of the sleeves. The dress fastens at the centre back with hooks and eyes. The lining is of cream ribbed silk and the bodice is lightly boned.
Style
Gallery Label
Liberty's wedding dress and train Liberty & Co. Ltd London 1906-8 Liberty's department store in London's Regent Street was well known for offering 'picturesque costumes' inspired by historical dress, alongside contemporary styles based on the latest Paris fashions. The embroidered collar and pendant girdle of this dress suggest medieval women's clothing. Dress: silk satin embroidered with silk, machine lace chemisette Train: silk satin embroidered with silk Given by Mr R. Stewart Liberty V&A: T.463 to B-1976(2011)
Credit line
Given by Mr R. Stewart Liberty
Collection
Accession Number
T.463 to B-1976

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record createdSeptember 16, 2008
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