Continuing with our 1911 wedding theme, here are some stunning extent 1911ish wedding dresses:
One from 1909, but on the cutting edge of fashion, so I’m including it:
Quite a daringly low neckline for a wedding dress! It was probably worn over a guimpe. I love the satin on satin overtunic with a train.
Anyone recognise what collection this is out of? I know I know that background, but can’t place it. The dress is such a great example of Medieval revivalism in the 19teens.
Continuing the satin theme, a classic satin sheath with a bit of ruching and lace and a full train. Also probably worn with a giumpe, as is the next one:
This wedding dress looks like it has a marquisette tunic, just like Tara’s great-grandmothers (and yes, that’s a hint about tomorrow’s terminology post).
I just LOVE this Russian wedding dress. I can’t quite tell what is going on at the hem, but it just ads to the overall graphic simplicity. It manages to be both very traditionally wedding-y, and quite modern, foreshadowing Russian modernism’s influence on fashions and textiles.
From a NZ collection (awwww) comes this charming example shown on Isabelle’s body double. I just adore the pointed side tunics with tassels.
This wedding dress is much softer and less structured than the others, and such a simple pattern made interesting with beautiful embellishment.
And finally, a perfectly balanced lace and net and tulle and wax orange blossoms and satin example from Serbia.
Ah, to have been a bride in 1911! The choices are so pretty!