Dress (a) of off white panne velvet. Sleeveless, wide-necked bodice with draped neckline. Sides open to dropped waist to reveal tulle underlayer. Pearl bead strands loop over shoulders to waist. Each hip is trimmed with large circular rhinestone-covered medallions; strands of pearls hang between medallions at front and back. Detachable train (b) of self-fabric; floor-length.
Worn by donors' mother, Mary P. Withers, on the occasion of her marriage to Clive Runnells on September 10, 1921, in Lake Forest, Illinois at the Church of the Holy Spirit.
This dress is similar to another wedding dress in the Museum's collection (1950.280a-b). Both are made with a fine silk velvet and both have geometric embellishment on the dropped hip as well as removable square trains.