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From the heavily beaded tubular dress of the 1920s through to the body-skimming shift dress of the 1960s, this book looks at and celebrates the historic shapes, detailing and romance of vintage wedding gowns. Equipped with instructions, patterns and photos, it explores the history of wedding wear and explains how to make a vintage wedding gown inspired by historical fashions and trends. A beautiful and practical book, it will inspire everyone who wants to express themself through timeless and elegant styles.
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Features and reviews in Brides, Wedding Ideas, Vintage Life and Dotty Vintage Weddings magazines. Reviews in Craft & Design, Love to Sew, Sew magazine and Stylist magazine.

About the Author

Ciara Phipps is the assistant curator of social history at Southend Museums Service, working extensively with the dress and textiles collection. The daughter of a wedding dress designer and maker, Ciara has spent many years surrounded by bridal gowns. Claire Reed is the conservator at Southend Museums Service, and previously worked as a theatrical costumier and seamstress. She also spent several years working as a self-employed wedding dressmaker.

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