This 1925 Chicago wedding party is wearing the popular fashions of the day. The groom is wearing a double-breasted suit, while the best man and groomsman wear 2 button suits. All three men wear loud, patterned ties. Reflective of the Roaring Twenties attitude maybe.
The bride wears a simple sleeveless dress made of a solid white fabric with a lace fabric covering part of it. It is difficult to see the dress with the bride sitting, but there is a wide fancy lace border over her shoulders. You can also see the fancy scalloped lace border at the hemline of the slightly gathered skirt. She wears a long strand of pearls. Many of the wedding gowns during the 1920s were simple and sleeveless with a hip-level waistline. The long cylinder shape was fashionable.
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The bride’s headpiece is a cap made of white covered wire creating the shape and covered by veil netting. Decorating the edge is lace, silk flowers, and small pearls. The long plain veil is attached at the back of this hat. During the 1920s the wedding dresses got shorter and the veils got longer, substituting for the dress trains of the past.
Both bridesmaids’ dresses are a sheet lace fabric on a solid base fabric. Their necklines are scooped. Their long sleeves end in an open flutter cuff. Their skirts start at a slightly dropped waistline. The skirts are several layers of sheet lace and solid fabric with pointed hemlines, called a “handkerchief” hemline. They also have a sheer cape-like fabric hanging from their shoulders down the back. The bridesmaids wear net ribbon headbands with net puffs on one side. They also both wear a string of pearls and a small corsage.
The bridesmaids wear net ribbon headbands with net puffs on one side. They also both wear a string of pearls and a small corsage.
Bride & Bridesmaids Bouquets
The bride’s bouquet is a mixture of white roses and some small white flowers and greenery tied with a wide white net ribbon and a “waterfall” of small rose buds tied on white ribbons hanging down from the bouquet. The bridesmaids’ bouquets are long stem white roses. In the picture of the bridesmaid and groomsman, she is holding the bridal bouquet. All three women wear white, silky hose and white heels.
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