Aisle Style-150 Years of Wedding Fashions

Last weekend Mr. Encore and I headed to Charleston, SC to hang out in what was our last weekend together for a while. I dragged him to the Charleston Museum where the Aisle Style exhibit was on display. The exhibit was a nice size and had many original gowns from the 1800's. I learned that many of these gowns were handmade in France, most were two pieces because it was perfectly acceptable to wear your gown again with a more simple top during the first year of marriage. Also, as we know colored gowns were popular at the time as well and they had a few on display. The exhibit will be on display until June 30, 2010, stop by if you're in Charleston.

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All photos taken by me

For more information please stop by the Charleston Museum website!


Anonymous said...

Wow, that is completely amazing! It is so interesting how styles change and reappear. Great stuff!

Encore Bride said...

Thank you, as a fashion design major I was totally into the history of these gowns!


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