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From corseted 1830's waists to 1970's billowing sleeves: How wedding dresses have evolved..
UK Daily Mail ^ | July 26, 2012 | Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: fashion; wedding

1 posted on 07/26/2012 6:11:00 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

I think a lady always looks best in a dress.


2 posted on 07/26/2012 6:22:15 AM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: C19fan

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.

http://modestprom.com/

http://www.adressyoccasion.com/Bridal

http://margenesbridal.biz/view-wedding-gowns.php

http://margenesbridal.biz/view-prom-dresses.php

http://www.latterdaybride.com/modest-prom-dresses.php

http://www.latterdaybride.com/modest-wedding-dresses.php

http://www.beautifullymodest.com/categories/Modest-Wedding/

http://www.totallymodest.com/

http://www.unique-vintage.com/shop-prom-dresses-style-modest-prom-dresses-c-505_525_533.html


3 posted on 07/26/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: KC_Lion

Not half as good as out of one. ;-D


4 posted on 07/26/2012 7:06:50 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Women are like pianos: when they’re not upright, they’re grand!


5 posted on 07/26/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: C19fan

Of the dresses pictured, I like the 1950s Grace Kelly style.

I am SO SICK of strapless wedding dresses!


6 posted on 07/26/2012 7:48:17 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: C19fan

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.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 8:00:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Chickensoup

“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.


8 posted on 07/26/2012 8:04:54 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


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.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 8:16:10 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: KC_Lion

Second only to coming out of one.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 8:27:24 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: fieldmarshaldj
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQHpt0uJD9QB-ha_vbcTWKMil0_INQFFCr3MEhqk6psqgSeOqP1SjpwfujB
11 posted on 07/26/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: CatherineofAragon
I was truly hoping Kate Middleton's modest yet extremely lovely and tactful dress would help put and end to the strapless dress syndrome.

Sadly I do not know if that has made a difference.

12 posted on 07/26/2012 8:31:35 AM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: KC_Lion

Best wedding dress ever. =8-D

13 posted on 07/26/2012 9:19:47 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: KC_Lion

Isn’t that the truth? Her dress was stunning. It was so refreshing to see elegance on prominent display.


14 posted on 07/26/2012 9:33:19 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon
It was so refreshing to see elegance on prominent display.

I second that!

http://www.purplepieces.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Kate-Middleton-Wedding-Dress-by-Sarah-Burton.jpg

15 posted on 07/26/2012 9:39:42 AM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: Excellence

http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Fitted-Trumpet-Gown-with-Subtle-Pink-Flowers-CWG464_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-Oleg-Cassini

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!)


16 posted on 07/26/2012 9:48:31 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: KC_Lion
I think a lady always looks best in a dress.

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.

17 posted on 07/26/2012 12:10:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: KC_Lion

Love that-—thank you!


18 posted on 07/26/2012 12:10:36 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Windflier; CatherineofAragon
Now American women resemble the Communist Chinese women of last century. They hardly ever wear real women's clothing anymore.

Lets Play:

Crass

http://nymag.com/images/2/daily/intel/07/10/02_hillary_chart.jpg

V.S

Class

http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2010/specials/prince-william/kate-middleton/kate-middleton-6.jpg

19 posted on 07/26/2012 4:17:04 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: KC_Lion

You read my mind. I almost put a pic of Hillary in her Commie pantsuit in my last post.


20 posted on 07/26/2012 4:38:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: KC_Lion

Geez, what a contrast. Wonder if Hil’s washed her hair this summer.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 5:23:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon; Windflier
Alright, the votes are in and the results is:

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.

Enjoy!

http://pursuitist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Kate-Middleton-Wearing-A-Grey-Jesire-Coat-Dress-At-The-Lucien-Freud-Portraits-Exhibition-UPDATE-2.jpg

I'd say dress beats pants any day of the week.

22 posted on 07/26/2012 5:34:59 PM PDT by KC_Lion (No more Grand Old Progressives! Vote Conservative-Libertarian-Tea Party!)
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To: KC_Lion
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!

23 posted on 07/26/2012 5:49:56 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Chickensoup

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.


24 posted on 07/28/2012 2:51:55 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Windflier

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.


25 posted on 07/28/2012 3:16:38 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup
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.

26 posted on 07/28/2012 6:10:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

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.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 2:04:13 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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