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Posted on 07/26/2012 6:10:51 AM PDT by C19fan
From gold silk and tiny waistlines, to flowing white chiffon, the picture of a bride's ultimate wedding dress has changed dramatically over the last 150 years. Showcasing the changing face of wedding gowns worn by American brides since 1830, a new exhibition, Tying the Knot: Cleveland Wedding Fashions, displays vastly differing bridal trends covering more than a century. From a 1879 dress made for socialite Alice Wade Everett, designed by famed French couturier Charles Frederick Worth; 1920's flapper dresses, the exhibit includes both the brides' traditional dresses and lingerie.
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I think a lady always looks best in a dress.
This is a listing of some of the classier and modest prom dresses available. Mostly, it appears, from LDS suppliers. The LDS should not be the only conservatives with class.
Not half as good as out of one. ;-D
Women are like pianos: when they’re not upright, they’re grand!
Of the dresses pictured, I like the 1950s Grace Kelly style.
I am SO SICK of strapless wedding dresses!
We’ve gone from “By the time I unbutton you from all that I am going to be too tired to consummate this” to “are you a hooker or a bride?” in barely a century.
“Dressed in White”also has nice stuff. I bought my daughter’s first Communion dress from them. Yes, they’re LDS, but unabashed about marketing to Catholics.
Weve gone from By the time I unbutton you from all that I am going to be too tired to consummate this to are you a hooker or a bride? in barely a century.
Priceless statement about classless women. You’d think their mothers would advise them to save the lingerie for the wedding night, since these days they haven’t saved anything else.
Second only to coming out of one.
Sadly I do not know if that has made a difference.
Best wedding dress ever. =8-D
Isn’t that the truth? Her dress was stunning. It was so refreshing to see elegance on prominent display.
I second that!
A child of mine has just chosen this dress. She does not, unfortunately, have the monies to do the dress justice. It is an uptown urban wedding style, and she has a beer budget.
Like all those young women who dress in cutouts at Marshalls and wear Designer Everything then get into beater cars and beater jobs. They do not understand how out of place they look, aping their betters (or richers!)
Hear, hear. I think the liberal progressives who control all fashion in this country, somehow convinced American women that dresses and skirts were passe, or demeaning in some way.
Now American women resemble the Communist Chinese women of last century. They hardly ever wear real women's clothing anymore.
Love that-—thank you!
You read my mind. I almost put a pic of Hillary in her Commie pantsuit in my last post.
Geez, what a contrast. Wonder if Hil’s washed her hair this summer.
3 or 3
The lovely Duchess of Cambridge wins!
Congrats for having a sense of style, elegance, charm, and poise. All the things a Princess should.
And to you Hilda-beast, here's to your pantsuit and your tyrannical politburo fantasies.
I'd say dress beats pants any day of the week.
You've got my vote on that.
It's not that I'm against women ever wearing pants. I just hate to see many of them preferring that, to the exclusion of all other feminine attire.
I think it's created somewhat of an unnatural homogenization between the sexes.
Vive la différence!
I got my wedding dress at an outlet store. The hem was slightly imperfect, but no one noticed. It was a magnificent dress and cost me $17.
I wear a dress or suit every day that I work. Sometimes I work in a building of over 200 people and I am the only woman in a dress or skirt. I am appalled at the limited unattractive wardrobes of most women. Cheesy and tasteless.
It's disheartening to see. In my view, it's just another sign of the erosion of our culture.
I know that styles change over time, but this is something different. It's like a wholesale, agreed-upon rejection of femininity, and a forced homogenization of the sexes through social conditioning.
I'll bet you get a lot of approving glances from the men in your building, though. Good on ya.
I know that styles change over time, but this is something different. It’s like a wholesale, agreed-upon rejection of femininity, and a forced homogenization of the sexes through social conditioning.
We are certainly going to be a Brave New World.