One of the features on my 19th Century Historical Tidbits Blog is Historical Fashion Wednesdays. I post pictures from 19th Century publications of various fashion illustrations I've found. Over the years I've collected quite a few images. Today I'd like to post some Wedding Gowns from the 19th Century after all for those of us who write and read romance novels, weddings are a popular subject.
The first is a 1829 Wedding Dress:
Lynn A. Coleman is an award winning & best-selling author who makes her home in Keystone Heights, Florida, with her husband of 41 years. Lynn's latest novel "The Shepherd's Betrothal" is the third book in her Historical St. Augustine, FL. series.
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Lovely! What a fun post! Thank you for sharing, Lynn!ReplyDelete
Some of the gowns were amazing. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Love these gowns and your timeline, Lynn! Talk about "Say yes to the dress," these gals had some real yardage! Thanks for the pictorial info and timeline! :-)ReplyDelete
You're welcome Ramona. There is no doubt these gowns were made for the well to do.ReplyDelete
When did white wedding dresses become fashion?ReplyDelete
Hi Jodie that is something I don't know. Perhaps some of the other followers on this blog do. Anyone?Delete
Jodie, A lot depended on the heroine's finances. Laura Ingalls Wilder married in a dark dress - probably her best dress that she wore to church every Sunday. As finances, laundry technology, and fabrics improved in the 1890s, more brides wore white.Delete
How fun to be able to see the many beautiful dresses from years gone by. Thank you for sharing, Lynn!ReplyDelete
You're welcome, MelanieDelete
I like itReplyDelete
Love these pictures. I'm getting ready to write the chapter with my hero's sister's wedding and my heroine is one of her attendants. These pictures helped tremendously. Some of them are even more beautiful than what women wear today. Thanks for the great pictures.ReplyDelete
Martha, so glad the pictures helped. Tomorrow on my 19th Century tidbits blog I have some additional Wedding Attire being featured.Delete