Thursday, December 8, 2011

Prim & Proper 1900's

Most woman in the 1900's loved the high necklines, long sleeves and ethereal floor-length veils. For the first time, clothing manufacturers produced elaborate, ready-made wedding gowns for a growing and social conscious middle class.

In 1905, Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt were married March 17, 1905. Her Victorian Style reflected the modesty of the times: stiff, heavy satin and shirred tulle, with a high neck, long sleeves, and a cinched waist.

Anglo Couture has taken the high neck line but created a more romantic modern gown. Here is Anglo Couture's Zoe Gown. This gown is made out of Chiffon with a light silk liner that makes it soft on the skin and easy to move in.

Photograph by Djamel Photography

History from: The Knot's Book of Wedding Gowns
Photograph of Eleanor and for more information please visit The FDR Suite Restoration Project @Adams House.

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