Bridesmaids Revisited…it’s your turn for revenge!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 – for immediate release

Bridesmaids Revisited…it’s your turn for revenge!

Former bridesmaids asked to show-off their haute couture disasters and triumphs

Attention former bridesmaids of Oakville! We want to see the fashion trends and mishaps you proudly flaunted at a wedding to appease the bride. If you have a closet-full of memories you’d like to share, the Oakville Museum at Erchless Estate invites you to bring your dress to Oakville Place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 to tell us if you loved it or loathed it! 

“We have all fallen victim to unflattering fashion trends, but bridesmaids have no choice. It’s their job to wear exactly what the bride picks for them,” explained Carolyn Cross, curator of collections at the Oakville Museum. “Let’s be honest. Some dresses were only meant to be worn once, despite what a well-meaning bride may have told you. We want to see those dresses.”

Oakville Museum curatorial staff will be on site to discover Oakville’s ‘aisle style’ and may just ask to borrow your bridesmaid dress for their May 2012 exhibit entitled Bridesmaids Revisited! Dresses from every era up until present day including the eccentric, laughable and beautiful are wanted for the collection that will explore bridesmaid trends, traditions and customs of the past.

“If you have a shiny satin, bright taffeta or curiously shaped gown gathering dust in your closet, we want to see it,” said Cross. “We also want to know about the bridesmaid dress you wish the bride had picked out for you. And if you’re one of the few bridesmaids that escaped unscathed and wore the most exquisite bridesmaid dress ever, we want to hear from you too.”

This light hearted exhibit offers Oakville women a chance to tell their dress’ side of the story. The Bridesmaids Revisited exhibit…it’s your turn for revenge! For more information visit the Oakville Museum website.


Media Contacts:

Carolyn Cross
Curator of Collections, Oakville Museum
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 5020
Janine Ivings
Senior Communications Advisor
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3005

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