Wedding Dress c. 1896

Wedding dress and train. 1896. Silk satin. Possibly made by Francis O’Neill. New York. American. Donated 2019 by Mrs Julia Kingscote. BELUM.T2019.20.1
Two recent donations to the collection, this wedding dress and a court dress ensemble, illustrate perfectly the huge change in the fashionable female silhouette between the 1890s to the 1910s. What is more extraordinary is that they both belonged to the same woman at different periods in her life.

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