|Other Name||Wedding dress|
Woman's wedding ensemble consisting of (a) dress and (b) coat
(a) Dress; short, gathered sleeves with lace trim at hem, and small shoulder pads. Peter Pan collar with lace edging. Peach color. 14 self-fabric covered buttons with loops closure on center front bodice with one snap at neckline. Left side zipper in seam. Front and back yoke with gathered bodice. 12-gore below-knee-length skirt.
(b) Coat; long gathered sleeves with 3-button and loop closure at wrist. Round neckline with 10-fabric button and loop closure to just below waistline. Peach color. Front and back yoke with gathered bodice with set-in waistband. Fake pocket flaps inserted at front yoke. 10-gore below-knee-length skirt. Label on coat: "Original design by Perry Brown of Vanity Dress, Inc."; "Ladies' Garment Workers' Union; 0628922."
|Provenance||Ensemble purchased at Bobby Rogers women's apparel store on Lincoln Way in Ames, Iowa. Worn by donor's mother, Nancy Loveland, for her marriage to William Schworm, on August 5, 1941.|