Dramatic 1970s wedding dress with train. Turn of the century silhouette – could probably be reconstructed for steampunk

Dramatic 1970s wedding dress with train. Turn of the century silhouette – could probably be reconstructed for steampunk

For some reason, this 1970s wedding dress makes me want to try my hand at altering the train into a bustle and dying it dark purple. Of the three or four wedding dresses that I just listed, I personally like this one the best.
As you can tell, it has dramatic ruffles and details. Very classic as a wedding dress, or as a costume piece!
It zips up the back with a nylon zipper. No tags that I was able to find.

It appears not to be stained nor dirty, the only thing I found was that it’s ripped in the seam in the middle of the train, probably an easy mend!

✩ MEASUREMENTS ✩
Taken with garment laid flat and then doubled where appropriate. Please allow enough “wiggle room” for a comfy fit.

Estimated modern size: 5
Overall Length: 57″
Bust (armpit to armpit): 38”
Waist: 26”
Hips: 38″
Shoulder: 14”
Sleeves: 14″
Neck: 16′
Train: 24′

Clipped to size S dress form: no
*Clipped to dress form means we are trying to show proper fit, or the way it would fit someone of the correct size

About The Author

Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on Archive.org. I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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