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Women's Wedding coat, 1960s

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A fashion revolution took place in the 1960s. Youthful fashion dominated with women wearing a straight shape and short skirts. By the mid 1960s the mini-skirt was the height of fashion and way above the knee.    

Some brides chose to wear mini-dresses to get married in. This wedding outfit made by ‘Wendy’ comprises a sleeveless dress and matching coat in the fashionable mini-style.

Victoria Schooling wore this coat with a matching dress for her marriage to Douglas Molineaux at St Begas church, Bassenthwaite, on 1 June 1968. The wedding reception took place at Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite.

Key facts: 
  • Victoria Schooling wore this at her wedding in 1968 at Armathwaite Hall, Bassenthwaite
  • The fashions of the 1960s were revolutionary, with straight shapes and raised hemlines

Curator: Melanie

Fine and Decorative Art

I’m responsible for the art collections in the museum which cover fine art (paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints, sculpture) dating from 1650

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