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Miss Lorillard’s Wedding in 1827: Did the Bride Wear White?

Maria Rosina Lorillard (1800–1880) was a wealthy twenty-six-year-old when she married Robert Bartow (1792–1868) in New York City on March 20, 1827. Did the bride wear white? This might seem like a silly question today, but as fashion historians know, … Continue reading

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Pretty and Cool: A White Summer Dress, ca. 1895

Pretty white summer dresses were everywhere in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They were lightweight and cool, and everyone looked fabulous in them, whatever the occasion. No wonder these gowns were so popular. In August 1897, a fashion … Continue reading

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