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1899 - 1902, Wedding Dress by TuderianArtiste 1899 - 1902, Wedding Dress by TuderianArtiste
I would say this is Edwardian because of the style though again I could be wrong. Either way it is a stunningly beautiful wedding dress and I'm sure the bride who wore this was extremely lucky.
The first noticable thing for me is the exquisite train that flows behind the dress and take up most of the display, I'd say it's made of some heavy kind of silk or velvet. It's absolutely beautiful but I'm sure it was murder for the bridesmaids to hold! The sleeves are long and have a cuff with lace or something on them, the top of the sleeves where the shoulder would be have a kind of ribbon pin-tuck/concertina look to them. Then we come to another exquisite piece, the neck. It's a beautiful neck piece made of lace nad runs over the tips of the shoulders, between the shoulders and up to the neck. (I'll upload the detailed photo too)
The bodice is slim and fitted with swirls of fabric gathered all around the top of the bodice. There also appears to be some fabric/lace flowers attached to the right (on the picture) side of the bodice. You then have the skirt which seems to be seperate from the bodice, it's rather plain but still beuatiful it flows well and leads onto that magnificent train.
EDIT - Pre Edwardian possibly - 1890s

From Bath Fashion Museum
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goldenrayofsunshine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I like the idea of the torso of the dress and the poofy skirt of the dress together, but without the really long train and instead maybe just shortsleeves in the same sort of style with the same fabric as the torso part. It's a gorgeous dress though, and I love that it's modest.
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TuderianArtiste Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
The train is nice but yep that would make it a lot more manageable and modern [my sp is awful! :(] and the shortsleeves would be a nice difference too! Like you said, the dress is just gorgeous overall though! :D
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BlazeofGlory17 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I'd agree with :iconkyza-selene-mephisto: It's around the 1890s, so Late Victorian.
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FreakyFeline Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very gorgeous! the bride who wore it was lucky indeed
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Dr-Mabuse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
The bride was extremely lucky, and so was the groom.:wow:
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TuderianArtiste Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha, agreed! :D
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Baroquecat Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! Like Kyza, I would place this at around 1900 or so too. :-)
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TuderianArtiste Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Looking at it more closely (and after Kyza's brilliant analysis) I have to agree with both of you, it does look more 1900's than ever! :D
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Kyza-Selene-Mephisto Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student
What you a looking at is silk satin- probably a weight equivalent of a modern bridal satin. The cuffs look to be lace, as you suggested, and the same material as the corsage on the bodice and the chemise covering up to the neck.

As for time period, you are looking at late 1890s. The sleeve has the mutton shape here, which would be quite prevalent by the 1890s. The skirt, however, has some width to it, which suggests that it is later in the 1890s. In addition, you can see the S-curve in the bodice, which would is a great indicator of time. Another indicator is the high neck, for modesty- which is the main indicator to me that this is a wedding gown and not so much the color, as one would suspect. Because of the waist- which looks here to be about 20 to 22, the fabric, the color, and the cut, I'd say the lady who wore this was very wealthy, indeed. All in all, I'd say you are looking at 1899 to around 1902.

Hope that helped! It's a gorgeous gown.
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TuderianArtiste Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! That helped a lot, and yes it really is a gorgeous gown! :D
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