< circa 1760's
a la Française Gown of imported Belgian brocade, in shades of grey, brocaded
in bright and antique gold threads; seperate petticoat with lace hem ruffle.
ensemble is rich and sophisticated, the heavy fabric moving with a stately grace.
Undulating decoration of gold and cream lace, gold thread and matte gold sequins
form a crossover "S" design on the front and square neckline of the
The separate stomacher is a masterpiece in itself, encrusted with
six different trims of bright and antique gold lace and sequins.A medium length
train can be polonaised up after the ceremony.
< circa 1780's
a l'Anglaise Gown in ivory silk dupioni, with antique lace; seperate petticoat
with double hem ruffles; center view shows train polonaised with interior ties.
Bodice fastens in the center front with hooks and eyes;
Design addapted from
wedding dress in the motion picture "The Scarlet Pimpernel "
Colonial Bride, 18th century
ladies who have no specific time preferences, the general style of 18th century
gowns is both appealing and attractive.
outfit consisting of petticoat and gown is made in glistening white silk, and
trimmed with both the silk fabric and - a preference of the bride's - an touch
of pink ribbons and rosettes. Lace accents the petticoat and falls in cascades
at the elbows.
that always-important back view as the bride comes down the aisle, a four-foot
train falls from shoulder pleats in this Robe a la Francaise style gown.After
the ceremony, it can be bustled up with hidden ties, for dancing the evening away
with one's spouse and guests.
all the splendor of the Napoleonic era, this three-piece ensemble re-creates the
most formal presentation outfit worn by the ladies of the French Court.
heavy satin floor length underdress, encrusted with pearl rosettes forms the basis
for this magnificent outfit.
Over this is worn the Court Robe of heavy silver-on-white
brocade,training behind five feet in length, edged and trimmed with 4 different
styles of specially matched gold metallic trim.
A wired, stand-up collar
of pearled and sequinned French lace is fitted into the deep neckline of the ensemble.
Rose, you will find the most elegant styles for gowns and accessories for Historic
Bridal attire for a truly unique Wedding. Please
call for design consultations or to discuss fabric options.
Our Ladies' Bridal Wear is
custom-made for you on your Special day.
We can work with you to create a stunning One-of-Kind Gown in a variety of ways.
If you live in the Philadelphia area, arrangements
can be made for a personal visit and design, consultation and shopping to choose
fabric and trim for your gown. After an initial design consultation, estimates
will be given for labor, and another session is arranged to shop for materials
in a variety of price ranges.
Williamsburg Rose is located in the western
suburbs, not far from historic Valley Forge.
Personal orders also may arrange
for authentically-styled construction details, and Corsetry, which require live
fittings, and are not offered by mail.
If a personal consultation is not possible, we can work with
ladies to design suitable styles from examples you prefer, or suggest styles based
on the bride's taste; fabrics would be suggested on the basis of availability
and price range. Mail
order gowns are adapted slightly for the modern figure, and are made to be worn
with modern underpinnings. Remember to allow at least 6 months lead time for design
and consultation, and a sample-fitted muslin for you to check fit and return.
- Colonial fashions -
Victorian fashions -Doll