Forever a Bride - Wedding Gowns of Clawson Women


1893 gown


Mabel Davis wore this gown in 1893 when she married Giles Hodges. It is brown silk taffeta and sewn by machine and hand.  
1919 Mabel Winslow

This 1919 gown is of cotton. It has a separate underslip of cotton and lace. It was worn by Mabel Winslow.


1919 wedding gown of cotton with cutwork embroidery. It was worn by Rose Labelle.




1922 Kathleen Harrison


Kathleen Harrison's 1922 gown features glass beading on silk crepe. It was later dyed a pale pink color.



1928 Lois Phillips


Lois Blankenship wore this gown in 1928 when she married Leroy Phillips. It is champagne satin taffeta. The gown was sewn by Anna Quick.





Another gown from 1928, with a beaded corsage on one shoulder. It would have been worn with panniers to spread the skirt at the hips. It was worn by Mrs. Dooley.





1930s gown worn by Mary Mills Taraba. It is bias-cut cream satin silk with lace sleeve caps.






A bias cut slip was worn under this 1930s sheer net gown. It is embellished with satin applique and beading under the bust and on the sleeves. It was worn by Mrs. MacDonald.




This unique gown was worn by Mrs. Krise in the late 1930s. The lace ruffled neckline and lace sleeves must have had a very feminine effect.
1940s harrison
Mrs. Fred Harrison's gown from the mid-1940s. They were married while he was serving in the US Navy. It features a satin bodice with net skirt and illusion neckline. The Harrisons celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary December 18th, 2010. Shown above is a current photo as well as the clipping from the newspaper in 1845. Congratulations to the Harrisons on 65 years!
1950s Lane This 1953 wedding dress was worn by Shirley Likens Lane. The satin panels are alternated with lace covered panels in the skirt.
1973 Diana Harrison wore this tiered lace gown in 1978. It it made of synthetic silk and lace, and was probably worn over a hoop skirt.
Irene and Philip Hewett on their wedding day, 1946.
Handmade wedding gown worn by Irene Herkimer Hewett, 1946. Cream flocked satin with covered buttons and a long train. Photo does not do justice to the beauty of the fabric.  



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