American Brides Slide 16

Three 1970s prairie-style wedding dresses on dressforms in white gallery

Two piece of wedding dress of embroidered eyelet cotton; bodice with a soft tie collar, long sleeves, and a full pleated skirt. The dress was made from a Vogue Pattern by a neighbor, Evelyn Manning. Worn by Myra Walker in an outdoor ceremony in Germantown, Tennessee, on August 10, 1974.
Gift of Myra Walker
Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas

Wedding dress of purple calico cotton in a floral motif. This dress was made from a Folkwear Pattern by the donor’s college roommate, Jane, in 1972.  Worn by Nancy Walkup during her ceremony at a Mission Church on an Indian Reservation.
Gift of Nancy Walkup
Texas Fashion Collection, University of North Texas

Designed by Jessica McClintock
Wedding dress of ivory cotton with lace details, scoop neckline, long sleeves with cuffs and a wide band at empire waistline. Worn by Janelle McCabe at her wedding on April 29, 1977. McCabe chose a Gunne Sax dress because it was a popular brand at the time.
Courtesy of Janelle McCabe