The regional Victorian city of Bendigo will host a world premiere exhibition of wedding dresses from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum in 2011.
Antique Wedding Dress
late 1830’s Dress of Golden Silk with Matching Pelerine! Like going back in time… this dress is in superb, strong condition (other than dark underarm stains which are hardly seen when displayed and slight old repairs underarm). Any other issues are so minor, they are hardly worth a mention. This dress has it all! Pleating, ruffles, stitched down gigot sleeves, tight lower sleeves, “v” at waistline at front, cording, “corset” like detailing at front bodice. Wonderful detailing on bodice and the sleeves… which include an interesting band that moves along under the elbow with your arm so it’s more comfortable than a tight armband!! Nicely inventive for the era!! Comes with the original matching pelerine (small shawl). Measures: 30” bust, 23” waist, 53” long from shoulder to hem. Though worn off the shoulders as you see. Hook and eye closures at mid back.
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