Pam McConnell Speaks On Bridal Fashion At Nancy Ward DAR Luncheon

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Regent Jo Hill presented a certificate of appreciation to speaker Pam McConnell
Regent Jo Hill presented a certificate of appreciation to speaker Pam McConnell

Nancy Ward’s DAR luncheon went back in time to see the changes in bridal attire over the centuries. Pam McConnell, DAR Museum correspondent docent, presented an array of different styles that marked the changes the new nation went through.  

In the beginning, weddings were simple, a reflection of  the solemn nature of the ceremony. Brides wore dresses that would be used over and over again. The more elaborate dresses and the cakes and reception became stylish as the economy grew and life became more stable. The rich had the most gala ceremonies while the rest of the brides and their families hand stitched what they wanted to be their bridal attire.  Men did not change much, a fancy vest would do for the new groom. 

Mrs. McConnell had slides from the DAR to show the changes. The roaring 20’s got the biggest reaction as the “flapper" style of short dresses were all the rage. The tables were decorated with candles and rose petals for the luncheon. 

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