Wedding Fashions

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Title

Wedding Fashions

Subject

bouquet, brides, bride, bridesmaids, brocade, chiffon, clothing, coronet, dress, gown, fashion, headdress, jackets, lace, lilies, medieval lines, medieval style, roses, satin, tulle, veil, velvet, wedding, wedding dress, women’s fashion

Description

In this column on wedding fashions in 1929, readers are advised that the favoured style for wedding dresses has changed from the short straight frocks of the previous year to long medieval style dresses. A long frock, the author suggests, is more dignified than a short or flimsy one, and is therefore “much more in keeping with the church service”. Materials such as velvet and satin are recommended, and a new tendency to eliminate the train and replace it with a flowing tulle veil is noted. Veils of tulle or chiffon are advised to create a “cloudy effect” that contrasts the heavier material of the dress. The bridesmaid’s dresses, the article concludes, should be in the same style as the bride. If the bride wears a velvet dress of medieval design, it instructs, the bridesmaids should also wear velvet in a different colour, and definitely not tulle frocks of the early Victorian style.

Creator

Anon.

Source

National Library of Australian

Publisher

The Sunday Times

Date

12 May 1929, p. 5s.

Rights

The Sunday Times

Format

Digitised Newspaper Article

Language

English

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digitised Newspaper Article, National Library of Australia - http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58414412

Citation

“Wedding Fashions,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/428.