Duchess's gown the star of Eccleston wedding dress exhibition


Staff reporter (Chester First)

AN EXHIBITION took a fascinating look at the changing styles of wedding dresses.

The exhibition, held St Mary’s the Virgin Church, Eccleston, consisted of 20 dresses from every decade since the 1920s, which were all lent to the church by Eccleston and Pulford parishioners, including the Duchess of Westminster.

Organiser Margaret Thomas said it was fascinating to see how things had changed.

She said: “In the 70s I would say they were fairly straight styles but leading on to the 1990s they were more voluminous and off the shoulder more.

“There was one wedding dress which was grey. It was the oldest one we had, from 1929, and it was grey because the mother of the lady who donated was in mourning at the time after the death of her own mother.

“We also had one from 1935 which was just a slip of a dress, very simple. That was probably because of a lack of material in between the wars.”

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