Organza wedding dress with corded lace overlay

In the 1960s, wedding attire tended to be less formal, drawing on the prevailing street fashion trends for inspiration. This A-line wedding dress was purchased from Farrys Fashions in Dunedin by Anita Mary Flynn for her marriage to Eddie Hailes at St Mary’s Basilica, Invercargill in 1969.


Credit: Images from Southland Museum & Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha, Invercargill
Copyright: Image © Southland Museum & Art Gallery Niho o te Taniwha
Designer: Unknown
Garment type: Wedding dress
Material: Organza with corded lace overlay
Features: Pagoda-style sleeves with balloon gathering at base; piping; waist bow
Colour: Cream
Purchase location: Farrys Fashions, Dunedin
Label: Unlabelled
Date: 1960s