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Married in Mink (and other furs)


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Weddings are often a way to show off and splurge, so why not include furs as part of the bridal ensemble? So in this thread just post stuff about wearing furs at weddings.


From the show "Four Weddings...". In one episode of the fourth season, one of the four brides wears a 50s style white rabbit wrap with her dress.

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From the film "Gia" about the tragic life of the model with that name (okay, let's try not to let this get depressing). Not sure if this fox muff, with the pseudo-bouquet of flowers, was something the real Gia modeled, but here it looks great.

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Promo images from the short-lived reality show "Bachelorettes In Alaska". As that title implies, the brides wearing furs is about the only interesting thing about it. Anyway, we see two of the would-be brides wearing muffs.

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These are scans from magazines. Fair warning, most are about 1MB in size. The last is one of my outright favorite dresses with fur. I saw this in about 1992-1993 when my oldest sister was getting married, and of course made sure to keep it (though I wish I hadn't cut out the rest of the page).

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Being a so-called blue-blood is no excuse for not wearing fur at the wedding, so here are a few.


When Fabiola married the previous king of Belgium, she wore a dress with ermine trim on the waist and cape.

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Archduke of Austria Christoph of Habsbourg-Lorraine married Archduchess Adelaide Drape-Frisch, who wore a fox-trimmed jacket over her dress.

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Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria wears a coat with fox cuffs as she wed Count Rodolphe of Limburg-Stirum.

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Marie Teresa married the archduke of Luxembourg. This ermine-trimmed dress was made in 1981, the same year as Diana's dress, but I think this holds up better*, since it lacks what I call the "80s ruffles" (though actually used from the late 70s to early 90s), that fashion designers loved, but now makes so many outfits look frumpy.

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From "ye olden times" comes this fashion drawing from the 16th century, simply called "Noble Bride from Norway" (see Getty Images for a larger, if watermarked, version). The bride wears and ermine skirt, and we can see the bridesmaid wearing an ermine petticoat under her dress. In the middle pic, these are redrawn by R. Turner Wilcox for the book "The Mode in Furs" (a title which I hope piqued your interest; also see more furs in "The Mode in Costume"). Finally the site "Nordic Folklore Paintings" redrew this bride with a blue dress and long, blonde hair (which you can buy a copy of), kind of reminding me of Queen Elsa (heck, if she wears an outfit like this in Frozen 2, that's my killer app for 4KHD).

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* Not that Diana thought that dress held up anyway.

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I was going to thank you,but the button has mysteriously disappeared.

So thank you for your lovely post,the old fashion way.

And there's more coming.


Plus, again, you're all welcome to post any you have.

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Here are some from online shops.

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Here are a few atypical designer dresses. The first one is the biggest. The next two are kind of small, so if anyone has larger pics of that outfit, please let us know.

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