Dress with basque waist
Jane Malthus wore this Thornton Hall dress when she got married in December 1988. "We only decided to get married three weeks before, so I purchased a dress to wear from Arthur Barnett's in-store boutique. She wore the dress with a $3 straw hat that was dressed with ribbons and artificial flowers by her colleague, Miss Rae Vernon. Rae had worked as a milliner in New York during the Second World War. Jane didn't have official bridesmaids but "a bridesmaid collective" of about 18 women aged from 7 to 70 years old. She is pictured with her sisters. "I got back into the dress on my 25th wedding anniversary, and did it up!"