Wedding slippers

probably French

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Even as heels began to come back into fashion in the 1850s, the prevalent choice of brides was the flat, heelless slippers that had been worn for nearly half a century. Changes in toe shape, throat depth and shape, and trimming distinguish the slippers of one date from another. This pair wedding shoes are adorned with a large and elaborate combination bow/rosette accentuated with web-like lace, a form of trimming which was stylish in the late 1850s and early 1860s.

Wedding slippers, silk, probably French

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