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Stunning Edwardian wedding dress for sale again - 104 years after its last wearer..
UK Daily Mail ^ | September 2, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 09/03/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT by C19fan

A stunning Edwardian wedding dress is about to be auctioned after being kept in pristine condition by the bride's family for more than a century.

But while it may have survived being bombed twice by the Luftwaffe and 104 years in storage unscathed, it appears the changing shape of modern women could mean the magnificent wedding dress is never again worn down the aisle.

The delicate Brussels lace was worn by petite Ethel Dalziel when she married Ronald Cooper in Glasgow, and is smaller than today's UK size 4.

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


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: edwardian; wedding
Gorgeous. Too many brides dress like sluts today.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 5:56:01 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

The lace is magnificent, but in terms of fashion, I think there’s a happy medium between “Look at my breasts!!!!” and being smothered in froth and frills.


2 posted on 09/03/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: C19fan

18” waist! Size one slippers! Man, that woman was tiny.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 6:13:20 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: C19fan

Not made in China or in far off places I’d wager. Societies even in the early 1900s were more self sufficient and less enamored with and immersed in the need for bs Hollywood type entertainment. They did stuff instead of wasting their time.

My wife will be interested in this.


4 posted on 09/03/2012 6:21:38 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: randita

My six-year-old son has bigger feet than that.


5 posted on 09/03/2012 6:28:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: C19fan
My wife watches "Say Yes to the Dress" which is a show about brides to be finding "the perfect dress"...

I am always amazed that people spend literally thousands of dollars for a white dress that is supposed to represent purity (as in being a virgin) all the while the bastard babies get a matching dress as well...

6 posted on 09/03/2012 6:36:07 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes — take away the high neck and all the extra froo-froo in the front, and I absolutely love it. The veil alone is stunning.


7 posted on 09/03/2012 6:37:53 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: randita
18” waist! Size one slippers! Man, that woman was tiny.

My baby daughter (youngest of four) was married in March. Her dress was this size. Different style, of course.

Interesting factoid -- in the current fashion of strapless gowns, my daughter had to search all over the country to find a dress in her tiny size that did NOT have bare shoulders. Eventually she found one and we bought it over the phone.

Later, she discovered that Prince William's Kate had wrenched the wedding dress fashion industry back toward sleeved, shoulder-covered styles. And why did she go that route?

Westminster Abbey will not permit brides to wear sleeveless, strapless gowns during wedding ceremonies. Old fashioned notions of modesty and all that, dontcha know.

8 posted on 09/03/2012 6:45:52 AM PDT by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: C19fan

Slutty bridal wear is a reflection of slutty fashion in general.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 6:50:17 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: C19fan
You mean like this


10 posted on 09/03/2012 6:56:58 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

THAT is photoshopped....right?


11 posted on 09/03/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Popman

I’ve noted that too—(as well as having to endure watching that show under duress).


12 posted on 09/03/2012 7:32:33 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: goodnesswins

I don’t know. I just recalled seeing the picture before and thinking “Wow, that’s one slutty bride”

A google image search for “slutty bride gowns” brought that picture up first :-)


13 posted on 09/03/2012 7:35:59 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Brandybux

It may be the case that in older European churches and cathedrals strapless/sleeveless just aren’t allowed. A friend was married in France a week or so ago and I noticed the bride wore what appears to be a shawl in the church that wasn’t there thru most of the reception.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 7:38:00 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Lazmataz

Thanks C19fan.
...it appears the changing shape of modern women could mean the magnificent wedding dress is never again worn down the aisle... smaller than today's UK size 4.

15 posted on 09/03/2012 7:38:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: C19fan

Amen! Gorgeous!!
My first thought was,how the Ghetto Moose would try to cram her big butt into that dress and wear it to a White House cocktail party-the ostentatious bitch.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 7:51:39 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: C19fan

Why do you post this drivel?


17 posted on 09/03/2012 8:01:57 AM PDT by STD ([You must help] people in theĀ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless)
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To: goodnesswins

No, it’s not Photoshopped. It’s part of “chav culture,” the tastes of very lower-class people, some of them gypsies, in the UK. They aren’t poor, but the level of tackiness is on a par with the absolute worst in the US. And they go completely over-the-top in spending money on weddings and proms.


18 posted on 09/03/2012 8:03:20 AM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: Tax-chick
The lace is magnificent, but in terms of fashion, I think there’s a happy medium between “Look at my breasts!!!!” and being smothered in froth and frills.

In total agreement. There is way too much going on with that dress....and I speak as one who detests the minimalist strapless numbers so popular now.

19 posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Tax-chick
The lace is magnificent, but in terms of fashion, I think there’s a happy medium between “Look at my breasts!!!!” and being smothered in froth and frills.

In total agreement. There is way too much going on with that dress....and I speak as one who detests the minimalist strapless numbers so popular now.

20 posted on 09/03/2012 8:35:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Popman

I used to catch that show now and then. The majority of the brides wanted a “sexy” dress. Since when is standing at a church altar taking vows before God an occasion for “sexy?”


21 posted on 09/03/2012 8:37:08 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: Popman

I used to catch that show now and then. The majority of the brides wanted a “sexy” dress. Since when is standing at a church altar taking vows before God an occasion for “sexy?”


22 posted on 09/03/2012 8:37:15 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: CatherineofAragon

:::red-faced:::

Apologies for the double posts; this touchpad is driving me nuts.


23 posted on 09/03/2012 8:38:56 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: C19fan

Thanks for posting this. It is very rare that a dress this old survives intact, let alone one with so much lace. I hope it will become part of an exhibit somewhere, and isn’t hidden away in a dresser drawer again.


24 posted on 09/03/2012 9:00:28 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Since when is standing at a church altar taking vows before God an occasion for “sexy?”

As opposed to going to Walmart, where you might just meet Mr. Wonderful!

When I go out in shorts that cover my rear and an ordinary t-shirt, it's like wearing a burka. Practically every other female under 50 is "backsides and bosoms on display."

25 posted on 09/03/2012 1:37:25 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: Tax-chick

Tell me about it! Everything is spilling out and on display, and most of it isn’t fit to be seen. Girls who weigh 250 dress the same as the skinny ones, and they seem completely unselfconscious and unaware.

Not long ago at Target, I walked past an employee who was squatting down stocking a shelf. She was wearing very low-cut pants, and her bare rear end was just sticking out, almost completely uncovered. I found a manager and told him I really didn’t want to be visually assaulted by someone’s butt while shopping.


26 posted on 09/03/2012 2:52:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: randita
18” waist! Size one slippers! Man, that woman was tiny.

People in general were smaller then. The Allies winning WWII did wonders for diet and nutrition world-wide.

27 posted on 09/03/2012 5:42:57 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: C19fan

My daughter-in-law would be too small for it. She wears a 00.


28 posted on 09/03/2012 6:45:06 PM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: redhead

What size feet, though?


29 posted on 09/04/2012 4:16:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Girls who weigh 250 dress the same as the skinny ones, and they seem completely unselfconscious and unaware.

I don't understand that, myself. Maybe they believe that showing skin is sexy, regardless of anything else, or maybe they simply want to be comfortable. (It is nice, on a hot day, to have one's shoulders uncovered, although I never leave the house like that!) But comfort wouldn't explain why they're still dressed that way when it's 38 and sleeting ...

30 posted on 09/04/2012 4:22:43 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: C19fan

When my wife was alive, we took the boat to Victoria. There was a museum there that had one of the coats worn by one of the Edwards.

It was stunning. The detail in the threads was amazing. It was hard for me to believe that one person could learn enough to produce it in a lifetime, much less actually have the tools and materials and time to do it.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 4:29:43 AM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t know. but they look like about a 7 or 8. She’s not anorectic, just very small. Petite, about 5’1”, very slim. And, believe it or not, she’s a body builder. :o) Go figger...


32 posted on 09/04/2012 3:29:29 PM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: redhead

Just wondered. Anoreth was a size 2 in clothes, before she went in the CG and started doing heavy lifting, but a size 8-1/2 in shoes, and both the younger girls have size 10 feet already. (Elen’s may have stopped growing at last.)


33 posted on 09/04/2012 3:43:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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