DENTON, Texas -- Wedding dresses from the 19th century to the present day are featured in a new exhibit in Texas showcasing the changing styles of American brides.
That includes a 1900s dress featuring a lace choker collar, a beaded flapper dress from the 1920s and a 1980s satin confection with an explosion of organdy ruffles.
More than 40 wedding gowns spanning from 1844 to last year are featured in the free exhibit that opened recently in the North Texas city of Denton. "American Brides: Inspiration and Ingenuity" runs through Oct. 24 at the Greater Denton Arts Council's Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts.
Most of the dresses are from the Texas Fashion Collection -- which includes more than 20,000 historic clothing items housed at the University of North Texas.