Ensemble of brown pink silk georgette and silk velvet. Blouse (a) of silk georgette has stand collar, long sleeves, dropped-waist, and is trimmed with black beads. Skirt (b), knee-length accordion pleated silk velvet of a slightly darker pink color is attached to a light silk crepe inner bodice with no sleeves.
Wedding dress worn by Mrs. L. Hubbard (Elaine Black) Shattuck for her marriage, December 18, 1926. Mr. Shattuck was the director of the Chicago Historical Society from 1927-1945.
Although red wedding attire never caught on in the United States, the Chicago History Museum has at least two examples. The use of red was less a fashion fad but one of many options brides had during the trendy 1920s.