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Object Name Dress, Wedding
Date 1948
Description Wedding ensemble: (a) dress, (b) slip, (c) belt and (d) hat.
(a) Dress: Light blue, long-sleeve acetate dress with self-belt (c); large collar extends front and back and over shoulders; has natural waist and 6-gore full skirt; left side zipper; long peplum sewn into front side seams.
(b) Slip: Off-white cotton slip with sweetheart neckline; 1 3/4" shoulder straps; fitted bodice and full skirt; left side zipper; at hem are two rows of 5" eyelet trim gathered to ruffles.
(c) Belt: Light blue fabric belt with 2 bound holes and self-covered buckle. Swing stitch belt loop.
(d) Hat: made by a professional milliner. Light blue. Open crown with self bow at center back, hair comb at center front. Tulle gathered inside crown at center front. Center front of brim rolled up and tacked to center front of crown.
Object ID 2012.15.1a-d
Provenance Dress made by donor and worn for her wedding on September 10, 1948, in West Point, Nebraska. Donor is a 1944 Iowa State alumna in Home Economics Education (textiles and clothing emphasis). Made from Vogue pattern. Hat was custom-made by a milliner.