wedding dress c. 1980


This wedding gown is made of satin, tulle, net, and lace.The bodice was designed with a wide neckline and has sheer net that covers the shoulders and fastens in the back at the base of the neck. The waist is fitted and dips in a v-shape at the front. A long train follows the back end of the dress.This stunning gown has marvelous detail within every inch of its fabric Including layers of flowing lace on the front skirt, covered buttons at the back, and a tulle underskirt.

Wedding dresses have long been a symbol of purity and beauty. They are made with dazzling extravagance and frequently are styled after historic designs. This dramatic design may have been influenced by the design of the gown worn by Princess Diana during her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981.

-Chelsea Perri




This webpage was made possible with the support of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, and the CSUS Media Center.

The website and costume research were created by Dr. Mary Botkin and the students of FACS 199;Courtney Haueter, Chelsea Perri, Joy Sun, and Rachel Young.

The costumes belong to the Costume Collection of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Costume photographs by Sam Parsons of the CSUS Media Center.