The William Morris
& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
This wedding gown is based on typical eighteenth century dress. It is constructed on a more modern silhouette with flattering vertical piping. The fully boned corset bodice (shown in a pale turquoise silk deluxe dupion) and full skirt (silk organza) can be constructed from approximately 300 possible shades of plain or deluxe silk dupion and around 60 shades of organza; the decoration - sleeve frills and front panel- are trimmed with pleated tulle frills, organza ribbon and gold lace here, but can be individualised with alternative decoration to each bride's tastes
The corseted bodice has longer lines than would be seen in an historically accurate Georgian gown, emphasised by co-ordinating silk piping.
Shot silk, silk tulle, gold embroidered lace and pleated organza frills, woven with gold thread, combined to make an extremely romantic gown. The client, shown above at a final fitting, chose to reproduce the original gown exactly for her wedding in Prague.
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