WEBINAR: Wedding Pictures and Bridal Fashions, 1830-1960

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16 May 2021
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From sartorial Regency styles to the swinging Sixties, what did our ancestors wear on their wedding days? Costume & fashion historian Jayne Shrimpton will be taking us on a pictorial tour of wedding pictures and bridal fashions 1830-1960. Join us for the live online presentation on Wed 23 June.

Jayne Shrimpton's presentation begins in 1830, the decade that saw the introduction of civil registration in England and Wales. Over the intervening decades millions of our ancestors have wed, but what they chose to wear, on this most important of days, has changed dramatically from decade to decade.


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In her presentation Jayne will be looking at a timeline of wedding pictures - both family photos and fashion plates - to help us explore the wedding fashions of the day.

The dress, head wear, floral arrangements, hairstyles, and footwear (where visible), from the eminently sensible use of a 'best dress', to the full-flown bridal fantasies that increasingly became the order of the day, taking in the practical restrictions brought about by clothes rationing in and after WW2 along the way.

Join us for costume historian Jayne Shrimpton's live online presentation to find out more.

Time and date: 3pm (British Summer Time) on Wed 23 June • Tickets: £10

The presentation will last an hour with time for questions with Jayne Shrimpton at the end.

A recording of the presentation will be made available to attendees for 7 days afterwards to watch at their leisure.

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