Blue Wedding Dress Bodice And Skirt, With 19th Century Hair Wreath

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Blue Wedding Dress Bodice And Skirt, With 19th Century Hair Wreath

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Blue Wedding Dress Bodice And Skirt, With 19th Century Hair Wreath
Date:
1886

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Content Description: 

This garment was worn on January 12, 1886 as a wedding dress. Unlike the modern tradition of a white, one-occasion gown, a bride in the 1800s intended her wedding dress to be worn for other formal occasions after the wedding.This "Classic Day Wear" dress is distinguished by high collar, long narrow sleeves and multiple fabric types including silk, wool, and velvet. As the name suggests, these dresses were typically worn before 6:00 pm.The front of the dress served as the fastening point, with hooks and eyes, or buttons, being typical closures. By contrast, evening wear fastened down the back making it a more formal closure.In the 19th Century, wreaths were often created out of human hair, sometimes gathered by women as they brushed their hair. Sometimes these wreaths would combine hair from various individuals or family members.

Location:
318 Erie Boulevard East,New York,Syracuse,13202
Identifier:
2010.5710.0008

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