Manchester Art Gallery

wedding dress

Object description

Royal blue chiffon wedding dress with blue machine embroidered net, blue satin. Dress : Almost ankle length dress in blue satin, unfitted. Low heart shaped neckline. Above this, beige chiffon reaches to a wide rounded neck. Top half of dress is covered in blue machine embroidered net, also to the higher neckline. Long tight net sleeves. At hip level the net ends in eight points around dress; from here dress consists of blue satin layer ending in dagged edge, then layer of blue lace to knee level edged in chiffon, then layer of chiffon making a full skirt. V neck at back, covered by layer of blue chiffon, which hangs down like a cape. Belt : Strip of embroidered net folded in half and lined with blue grosgrain ribbon. Buckle : Two metal panels, both covered in square blue diamante glass 'jewels' forming a hook and clip.