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Before the 19th century a bridal dress was often white or silver though other colours could be worn, but the style was not prescribed. From 1800-40, a white or cream full evening dress with low neck and short sleeves and long white gloves was worn, from 1830 usually made in white lace over silk or satin. From circa 1840 this was replaced by a semi-formal white afternoon dress with high neck and long sleeves, and from the 1880s-90s by a high-necked going-away dress. A long veil was fashionable from the early 19th century, or a bonnet, and lace trimming was often used. Most of the foremost ladies' magazines issued a plate showing a bridal dress every 3 or 6 months.

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'Costumes Parisiens', number 30, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47585

'Costumes Parisiens', number 30

published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 1826
NPG D47585

'Wedding Dress', August 1829, published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in  R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions - NPG D47633

'Wedding Dress', August 1829

published by Rudolph Ackermann, published in R. Ackermann's Repository of Fashions
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 1 August 1829
NPG D47633

'Newest Fashions for January 1831. Fashionable Head Dresses', published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons - NPG D47655

'Newest Fashions for January 1831. Fashionable Head Dresses'

published in The World of Fashion and Continental Feuilletons
hand-coloured etching, published January 1831
NPG D47655

'Costumes Parisiens', number 3182. Wedding dress, June 1834, by Georges Jacques Gatine, after  Louis Marie Lanté, published in  Le Journal des Dames et des Modes - NPG D47671

'Costumes Parisiens', number 3182. Wedding dress, June 1834

by Georges Jacques Gatine, after Louis Marie Lanté, published in Le Journal des Dames et des Modes
hand-coloured etching and line engraving, published 1834
NPG D47671

'Paris Bridal Costume', October 1836, published by Joseph Robins, published in  The Ladies' Pocket Magazine - NPG D47707

'Paris Bridal Costume', October 1836

published by Joseph Robins, published in The Ladies' Pocket Magazine
hand-coloured etching, published October 1836
NPG D47707

'Modes de Paris', 20 March 1839. 'Costumes de Mariée et toilette de Longchamp', probably by Hippolyte Damours, published in  Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes - NPG D47789

'Modes de Paris', 20 March 1839. 'Costumes de Mariée et toilette de Longchamp'

probably by Hippolyte Damours, published in Petit Courrier des Dames, Journal des Modes
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published 20 March 1839
NPG D47789

'Public promenade and bridal dresses', May 1844, published by George Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47941

'Public promenade and bridal dresses', May 1844

published by George Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published May 1844
NPG D47941

Public promenade and bridal dresses, May 1847, published by Elizabeth Henderson, published in  The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance - NPG D47975

Public promenade and bridal dresses, May 1847

published by Elizabeth Henderson, published in The Ladies' Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance
hand-coloured etching, published May 1847
NPG D47975

'The Fashions', October 1867. Visiting toilet, bride's toilet and costume for a little girl from eight to nine years old, published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in  The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in  Le Moniteur de la Mode, after  Jules David - NPG D48029

'The Fashions', October 1867. Visiting toilet, bride's toilet and costume for a little girl from eight to nine years old

published by Samuel Orchart Beeton, published in The Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine, first published in Le Moniteur de la Mode, after Jules David
hand-coloured etching, line and stipple engraving, published October 1867
NPG D48029