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1. Dress. wedding -- 1931.
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Long, ivory, satin wedding dress; tank style top; sleeveless; fitted at waist; both sides of dress have two extra panels to form a ruffle; front and back are straight; stitching on front and back goes in zig-zag pattern; belt stitched on back at 2 seams and clips together at front with a silver metal buckle that forms 2 oval shapes; buckle has 6 large stones and 28 smaller stones; low scoop neckline at back.
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2. Wedding Dress -- 1936.
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Peach coloured redingote style wedding dress from the 1930s made up of 3 pieces. a) underdress: peach; floor length; net over taffeta lining; sleeveless; narrow straps; fitted bodice; narrow skirt. b) overdress (coat): peach; floor length; net with satin trim; open down the front with single fastener at waist; short puffed sleeves. c) belt: peach, net over taffeta; permanently tied bow at one end; fastens with snap.
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3. Dress, Wedding -- c.1938.
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Pale yellow; full length wedding dress; polyester (?) satin; bias cut; short puffed sleeves; v-neck line; 2 rows of rauching around neckline; loose threads at base of neckline indicate removed, flower decoration; pin tucks along top of bias cut (under breasts); 4 rows of rauching at bottom hem; centre front seam; centre side waist ties; centre back button closure; 2 self-covered buttons and loops from shoulder blades to buttocks; centre back seam; no lining.
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4. Wedding Dress -- Ber-Ja. -- 1949.
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a) Copper coloured satin wedding dress; V-shaped neckline with collar; collar is gathered at bottom where two sides meet; short sleeves; seam at waist with littles loops at each side for belt; knee length skirt with six pleats on front and six pleats at back; zipper along left side seam; tag on inside neckline reads "Ber-Ja/ TORONTO". b) matching belt; copper satin fabric on one side; leather on the other; fabric covered buckle
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5. Wedding Dress -- 1933-37.
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a) Wedding Dress: Long; pale pink machine made lace with leaf design; plain net triangular panels in skirt; short sleeves; triangular inset at waist front. Spray of flowers on shoulder (pink & blue); rhinestone button at base of V-neck. b) Self belt c) Slip: Pink (rayon)
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6. Dress, Wedding & Jacket -- c. 1938-48.
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a) One piece rayon-taffeta wedding dress; long; dated circa 1937; apricot-coloured; fine braided straps, fluffed bodice top with ruffled circular designs (thigh length) on front; lines with crepe type fabric; pulled thread design on bodice lining. Initials "J.C.H." embroidered on bodice of lining and also hem. Dome fastened placket. b) Bolero or Jacket: Same fabric (taffeta) with ruffled cap over sleeve attached. Rosette midway on sleeve
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7. Suit, wedding
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Woman's WWII cream rayon crepe(?), unlined wedding suit a) jacket: no lapel, cross over front opening which snaps closed; small fabric rosette at closure; 3/4 length sleeves; shoulder pads; open lattice work design around bottom and cuffs b) skirt: A-line knee length; heavy metal side zipper marked "Spitfire"
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8. Wedding dress
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White wedding dress
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9. Wedding Dress
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Ivory Wedding Dress; Empire Waist with tear drop knit accents; two rows of tulle under dress; short sleeves; silver zipper to waist; circular neck line; tear drop accents at sleeve; no train
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10. Dress, Wedding -- 1950s.
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White off the shoulder top of soft white nylon includes short shirred sleeves with appliqued lace which in turn is covered with iridescent sequins. The bodice has a slightly dropped waist. There are 3 bow like inserts of nylon down the front. The main bodice is white nylon lace over taffeta. A panel of lace continues from the bodice to the hem. The rest of the skirt is white nylon over taffeta. 34 covered buttons fasten the back. The skirt has a layer of net under it and a taffeta slip under that.
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