Wedding dress beaded with classical motifs

This shift-style wedding dress was made in Dunedin by The DSA (Drapery Supply Association) department store. The dress is lavishly embellished with classical motifs picked out in glass beading. Esther Botting, a teacher, wore this dress when she married Henry McQueen at Dunedin’s Knox Church on 28 September 1926. She wore the dress with a long train and a fine veil attached to a head band of wax flowers.


Credit: Photo courtesy of Toitū Otago Settlers Museum 2007/29/2
Copyright: All rights reserved
Designer: Unknown
Manufacturing location: George Street, Dunedin
Garment type: Wedding dress
Material: Satin lined with netting and tulle
Features: Cap sleeves, beading
Purchase location: The DSA, George Street, Dunedin
Date: 1926