Dress, wedding-style, of off white satin. Bodice (a) trimmed with pleated self-fabric, white organdy, Chantilly lace, and sprays of satin flowers. Square neckline; elbow sleeves. Light blue satin sash at natural waist. Full-length skirt (b) of white organdy trimmed with Valenciennes lace insertion and edge stiffened with whale bone. White satin overskirt lined with light blue satin. Petticoat of Pussy Willow silk (stamped on selvage "Genuine pussy willow") with crepe chiffon ruffle.
Worn by Katherine Keith at her marriage to David Adler on June 1, 1916.
This wedding dress shows direct reference to a style of dress popular in the mid-to-late eighteenth century that had a wide skirt supported by a boned understructure called a pannier. The square neckline, pointed waist, and pleated embellishment were popular styles from about 1770. The pannier in this dress is one single piece of boning stitched into the lining of the garment.