Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery
#9286 - c. 1950's "Colonial Style" Designer Wedding Gown with Separate Bridal Crinoline Slip! This was one expensive gown! This is a MASSIVE gown.... with layers and layers of tulle, slip, crinolines, etc. Even the ruffled sleeves are 5 layes of tulle! But the great surprise is the second layer of light blue tulle which creates just the palest blue blush for the skirt!!!! The bodice is even more amazing with the light pink and light blue taffeta peeking out under the crumb-catcher bustline and then following diagonally down under the sides of the gown to emerge at the huge bustle bow back! The pastel taffeta bow continues to creates a long train. The bodice evokes a colonial era look (think Martha Washington) - add some bows on front middle bust, and on the 3/4 length ruffled sleeves to really go colonial! There is extra taffeta material in a matching headpiece (which you can use for your headpiece, but it's a bit "cute", as it's just a large floppy two-tone taffeta bow with attached tulle). The gown is covered with lace and sequins for detailed interest. Please find yourself a patient maid of honor as there are tons of covered buttons down the back. The mannequin was too large for this gown (sorry!), so the back was left open, but all the buttons are there! Condition is overall great but the taffeta train has spots (small darkened material spots) and the top layer of netting on bodice has a few tiny broken areas. Long 97" waist to hem train!
SOLD - but on display in Museum Category for Research/Study