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Item Details
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Creator
Title
Wedding dress
Work Type
dresses
Date
1894
Description

This blue silk wedding dress was worn for a wedding in Wales in 1894. It was brought to New Zealand by the bride's daughter in 1907.

It has leg-of-mutton sleeves, which were very fashionable at the time and reached their largest in the mid 1890s. These enormous puffs had to be balanced by a wide skirt and tight waist, as seen in this dress.

Brilliant bride
The brilliance of the blue comes from aniline dyes, which were synthetic dyes developed in 1856. The blue was probably quite daring for the bride, as white was firmly established as the favoured colour for wedding dresses by the end of the 19th century.

Repository
Collection: History
Gift of Miss C Rothwell, 1982
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data provided by Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
TePapa_L01_MA_I003995_TePapa_Wedding-dress_full.jpg
SSID
27028508

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