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Wedding dress

Wedding dress 1872-74 The bodice front and polonaise overskirt are trimmed with silk satin ribbon bows. Belt sash of silk satin lined with cream silk, and with a fastening centre front camouflaged with a satin bow. Large silk gauze and net lace bow supported with a stiff cotton gauze interlining and attached to the back of the belt. Accompanied by a matching striped silk gauze cape and separate collar, and a fragment of silk gauze.

Wedding dress

1872-1874, United Kingdom or France - Wedding dress - Silk gauze, trimmed with silk embroidered net lace, silk satin, lined with silk

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Wedding dress

The dress is of cream silk gauze with narrow opaque stripe, and trimmed with cream silk embroidered net lace. l Victoria and Albert Museum #weddings

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Gown Place of origin:Great Britain, UK (made) Date:1770-1779 (made) Artist/Maker:unknown (production) Materials and Techniques:Silk and linen, hand-woven and hand-sewn, and lined with linen