ca. 1913 Wedding Gown

By Jennie Chancey



This stunning gown was sold on eBay by USVainen, a seller (sadly, retired now) whose knowledge of vintage fashion was astounding and whose descriptions were delightful. This seller graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I did! The description is detailed, so to read it in its entirety, you’ll need to click on the link at the end of the opening remark. Well worth the reading!

Elegant 1913 Silk Wedding Dress with Long Train and Blown Glass Decorations. This is a classic example of American taste and elegance: a wonderful ivory silk wedding or formal dress from the Titanic era. This dress’ hobble skirt (“hobble” was the term given to skirts or dresses whose bottom hem was so narrow that the only way a woman could walk in the dress would be with short mincing steps – she was in effect ‘hobbled’), silhouette figure, emphasis on the sides of the dress and lack of waist lead me to date to around 1913 – 1 year after the Titanic. Click here to continue the description!

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