American Brides Slide 5

Three photos of white wedding dresses on mannequins dated 1878, 1874, 1880

c.1878 (left top)
Wedding gown of ecru silk satin, with a cuirasse bodice trimmed with lace and ribbons; skirt features asymmetrical draped front with piccadil tabbed hem and a long train.

c. 1880 (left bottom)
Wedding dress of ecru silk dasmask with a floral motif, bodice has covered buttons with a piccadil scalloped hem. Skirt is composed of draped panel overlays on top of rows of pleated ruffles in front, back is a high bustle with polonaise-style train.

1874 (right)
Wedding gown of off-white silk with gathered front panel trimmed in lace; skirt has draped side panels with a long train.

Images courtesy of Steven Porterfield