Mid-week Inspiration - Antebellum Fashions

Thinking about my wedding date I have been diving ever deeper into the world of the Southern Belles. I knew immediately that I wanted to make my own dress because it would be such an opportunity to really go all in on my love of brocade. But for the form of the dress, once I hit on the Antebellum South I knew immediately that’s what I wanted to do. Loud, frilly, luxurious and hyper-feminine is everything I want for myself as a bride.

Further reading:

http://projects.leadr.msu.edu/uniontodisunion/exhibits/show/the-history-of-the-southern-be/southern-belle-fashion

https://bellatory.com/fashion-industry/WomensClothingoftheSouthintheAmericanCivilWar

https://www.sweetmagnoliatours.com/sweet-magnolia-news/clothing-styles-civil-war-antebellum-south/

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