This is a 1940’s/50’s wedding dress I picked up from a junk shop last weekend. It didn’t belong there and I believe it smiled as we left. It had been stored in a chest for years. Emma needed a wee bit of persuading to try it on!
It is very minimalist and smart, with a lightly dropped Basque waist and sweetheart neckline. Closure is with a hidden metal side zipper ensuring a flattering fit. The sleeves reach to the hand. The gown is floor length with a richly embroided netting covering it’s silk/satin. I say silk/satin because rations would have still been imposed and although they strangely didn’t apply to wedding gowns Brides still watched their silk content. Brides would have adored the introduction of Rayon (originally called artificial silk). Skinner Satin and Burlington were producers of Rayon. America as always was ahead of the game!