Kōrero: Women’s movement

Traditional wedding, 1890s (2 o 2)

Traditional wedding, 1890s

The remarkably elaborate dress that was standard Victorian wedding wear is shown in this 1890 photograph. The three women are rigidly corseted, and there was a tight inner tube within the full leg-o’-mutton sleeves. The skirts were heavy and the train made them difficult to keep clean. These restrictive clothes prompted the movement for dress reform.

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Nelson Provincial Museum, Tyree Studio Collection
Reference: 179687

Permission must be sought from Nelson Provincial Museum before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Megan Cook, 'Women’s movement - Women’s groups, 1890s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/27897/traditional-wedding-1890s (accessed 31 May 2023)

He kōrero nā Megan Cook, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011