Dress (a), wedding-style, of off white satin and blonde lace. Wide neck with gold-colored lamé at breast. Dolman sleeves. High waist. Train (b) of off white satin attaches to back of proper left shoulder and drapes to floor. Corsage of orange blossoms (c) of wax. Corsage not shown.
Worn by Gladys Miller (born 1893) to her wedding to Laban Jenkins Brady (born July 30, 1890) on November 8, 1919 in Chicago.
This wedding dress is the oldest in the Museum's collection to be worn without a corset. This looser style came into fashion during World War I when many women took over the jobs that men left when they went abroad to serve. When the war ended, women continued wearing comfortable clothing that was less restrictive than pre-war styles.