The William Morris
& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
|18th Century Style Wedding Dress
||"Gold Embellished Red/Blue Silk"
This commission drew together elements of several Rossetti designs, resulting in a very original gown with an eighteenth century flavour.|
After a little experimenting with possible embellishment motifs, we ended up using the kind of decoration which has proved very effective on Rossetti ballet tutus.
A slightly hour-glass styled corset bodice with off-the-shoulder sleeves revealing the shoulder, provided a sense of 21st century style to an otherwise classic eighteenth century period shape.
The bride chose a beautiful red silk dupion, shot with dark blue;
all embellishment and sleeve linings in a contrasting gold.
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