Custom made cape & full-length wedding dress

Karen Roberts wanted a low key wedding and a wedding dress that wasn't too formal so she commissioned Susan Holmes to make this simple, timelessly elegant dress and matching cape for her. Read more about 1970s fashion in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication The Age of Aquarius: A 70s Revolution in Fashion. 


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Karen Roberts
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Susan Holmes
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Cape and dress
Material: Jersey knit
Features: Stencilled flying bird, waves and cloud print
Colour: Blue
Purchase location: Brown's Mill
Label: Susan Holmes
Date: 1976