1914 Bride and Groom

1914 Bride in white dress with overlapping pieces with flat embroidered band trim and Groom with large bouttonniere.
1914 Bride & Groom

Bridal Gown

This happy bride and groom were married in Wisconsin in 1914. The bride’s dress reflects the style change at that time. In about 1910, Parisian fashion designer Paul Poiret, translated his fascination with Oriental designs into a new style of dress. He designed dresses that had bodices that looked like Kimonos, with a V-neckline created by two pieces of fabric that meet or overlap just above the bust.

Bridal bodice showing two overlapped pieces edged in flat decorative band
1914 Bridal Bodice

This bride’s bodice has 2 overlapped pieces edged in a flat decorative, embroidered band. There is a piece of sheer lace filling in the V-neckline. Her sleeves are long with a section of stitched folds at the top.

Bride's skirt showing overlapping layer that comes to a point with fancy band on edge
Bride’s skirt showing overlapping layer with fancy band on edge

Her skirt has 2 layers which were typical in the early 1910s. The bottom layer is slightly gathered and reaches down to 2 inches from the floor. The top layer comes to a point front and back that is highlighted by a wide, flat, embroidered band on the edge. To see another bridal gown inspired by Paul Poiret’s kimono-look, see the 1912 Bridal dress.

If you have read the FREE 10 Wedding Ideas from Vintage Brides ebook, you would know that this dress is a Triangular shape. You can see how this shape compare to other bridal dress shapes in the ebook.

Bridal Headpiece

Bridal headpiece is puffy net cap of sheer fabric gathered to fit her head with wax flowers and puffs of veil netting on the sides.
Bridal Puffy Net Headpiece

The bride’s headpiece is a puffy cap made of a sheer fabric gathered to fit her head. It is decorated by wax flowers and puffs of veil netting on the side. The veil reaches to just above the edge of her skirt and ends with a net ruffle.

Bridal Bouquet

Bridal bouquet of long stem roses tied with white satin ribbon.
Bridal bouquet of long stem roses

The bridal bouquet is long stem red roses tied by a silk white ribbon. The groom wears a large boutonniere of small flowers and a white ribbon. The bride wears a small locket on a chain around her neck and a wrist watch.

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Book cover of Bridal Fashion 1900 - 1950 by Kathleen York

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