Sunday, January 5, 2014

Fashions for January 1827, with White Wedding Dress

Sunday, January 5, 2014
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Loretta reports:

Well, how could I resist this promenade dress?  Meant for walking or driving, it makes some concession to the January weather, with the chinchilla trim and muff. Oh, and the hat!  But equally interesting, I trust, is the white wedding dress.  As we've discussed before (including here and here), white wedding dresses were not at all uncommon before Queen Victoria’s wedding in 1840.
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Fashions from Ackermann's Repository, January 1827, from the Internet Archive, courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art


GSGreatEscaper said...

Do you mean that white wedding dresses were not common before Queen Vic's?

LorettaChase said...

Many of us were taught that brides did not wear white until Queen Victoria made it fashionable. This turns out not to be the case. The Nerdy History Girls have learned that white wedding dresses were not at all uncommon, and appear in the ladies' magazines as well as in fiction years before Victoria's wedding. Please click on the links to previous blogs for more on the topic.

carla said...

wish I could wear my dress at least once a month! :))) I think the online thing works great when you have your kind of attitude. I'm happy you got the look you wanted. I love weddings LOL

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