Wedding dress with v-shaped waist seam
This dress is labelled with the name of the designer, Kathleen Fuller. The delicate, lustrous machine-made cotton lace used to make this gown features an all over design of large leaves and small dainty flowers. Kathleen has a love of detail, seen in the sensitive treatment of the neck and sleeve edges which follow the natural detailing of the lace fabric. Tiny gussets under the arms are another exquisite detail easily missed by the casual viewer but which would have provided for a perfectly smooth, fitted bodice. The V-shaped bodice provides a nod to Victorian fashions, as does the simple bell-shaped skirt. Two layers of underskirts help form the shape of the skirt, one of stiffened silk organza, the other of acetate.