wedding dress
wedding dress
wedding dress

wedding dress

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The period from 1900 until the outbreak of WWI in 1914 was an era of beautiful, extravagant, and ultra-feminine clothes.

This elegant dress, with its high lace collar and soft, draping charmeuse fabric, was worn over an S-shaped corset. It is a great example of the feminine styles that defined the Edwardian period (1901-1919).

The sleeves consist of alternating bands of lace and gathered charmeuse. The skirt is a simple lily shape with a short train. A variety of draped and gathered panels are attached to give a more flowing impression.

Mrs. Wilbur D. Peat, Indianapolis; given to Indianapolis Museum of Art (June 20, 1974).

Object Information

designer
Unknown
nationality
American
creation date
about 1910
materials
silk charmeuse, linen needle lace, silk net, artificial pearls
dimensions
L: 59-1/2 in.
accession number
74.150
credit line
Gift of Mrs Wilbur D. Peat
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors

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