This gown was copied from Harper’s Bazaar, 1893, in white faille, trimmed in a crossover of rosepoint lace. The high stand-up neck band is hooked at the side. Neckbands were boned to hold the chin high. The bodice is pointed in both front and back. The word corsage changed from a bodice to a bouquet of flowers. A corsage of silk roses is pinned to the shoulder and forms the head piece for a full length tulle veil. The huge sleeves returned in 1893. Skirt fullness all in the back. Many wedding gowns of this time were in color, such as plum, robin’s egg blue. The wedding gown would be worn by the bride as the dinner or evening dress for the next year.

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