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.
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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.