1960s Ivory Wedding Gown with Court Train & Veil

 

 

 


Not everyone in the Sixties was getting married in a minidress. Most women still longed for some element of a traditional wedding gown, and this sheath gown is a perfect example of mod styling with traditional features - namely, a humongous detachable train.  Designed in an ivory shantung with a slight sheen, the cut of the floor length princess-line gown is somewhat fitted through the bodice and shoulder, flaring gently outwards from the bodice, and short sleeves.  The neckline, sleeve and hem are all trimmed in a heavy lace.  A detachable court train, also trimmed in lace and accented with a bow, cascades from the mid-back.  Gown has a back zipper closure, and is lined in a cotton batiste. The wreath style headdress is made from the lace sewn around a band with a tulle veil - the diameter of the wreath/band is 9" and designed to perch at the crown of the head like, well, a crown, and anchored with a comb inside the band.  The edge of the tulle is torn on one layer. There is a fray in the lace trim at the neckline, pictured below, otherwise the gown appears to be in excellent condition.  The bust measures 36", hip 41, shoulder 15.5", sleeve 9", length 56", train length is 67" . The veil is 31" long. $325  

 

 

 

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