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Wedding dress
(1877)

Medium
silk, cotton, wool
Measurements
186.0 cm (centre back) 31.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
D87.a-1975
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs A. V. Teese, 1975
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Beige silk faille wedding dress in the princess style, small standup collar, centre opening with a double row of 14 buttons, watch pocket at the waistline, front of skirt is ruched and trimmed with bows, fringing and flouncing caught at the back with 14 buttons on each side and rouleaux and fringing, three bows on centre front ruching, the back features a short pleated bustle trimmed with fringing, long pleated train. Bodice lined with cotton. Skirt lined with cotton gauze and wool. Skirt fullness at back is controlled with a series of cotton tapes inside the garment.

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