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Elizabeth Swann wearing her wedding dress.

"That dress. Where did you get it?"
"It was found aboard the ship. The crew it thought it was a spirit bringing some omen of ill fate."
"That's foolish.
Will Turner and Bellamy[src]

This wedding dress was an attire most notably worn by Elizabeth Swann.


A Marriage InterruptedEdit

"Why is this happening?"
"I don't know. You look beautiful."
"I think it's bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding.
Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner upon the East India Trading Company's arrival[src]

Elizabeth Swann on her interrupted wedding day.

Elizabeth wore this dress on her planned wedding day. However, the wedding was interrupted by Royal Marines led by Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company. Elizabeth and her fiancé Will Turner were arrested for helping the infamous pirate Captain Jack Sparrow escape from Port Royal a year earlier. Elizabeth would wear the dress during her time in Fort Charles prison.[1]

Elizabeth still wore the dress as her father, Governor Weatherby Swann, was intent on saving her from the gallows by sending her to England. However, this attempt would fail as Governor Swann was caught by Ian Mercer. After retrieving Beckett's Letters of Marque from his office, Elizabeth stowed away aboard the Edinburgh Trader, where she removed her dress in exchange for men's clothing.[1]

Haunted ShipEdit

"Captain Bellamy, we found this...dress. There's a female presence here with us... Everyone feels it."
"Ghost of a lady widowed before her marriage... Searching for her husband lost at sea.
Bursar and Quartermaster to Bellamy[src]

The "haunted" dress aboard the Edinburgh Trader.

The dress was later found onboard the Edinburgh Trader by one of the ship's deckhands. The crew soon fought over the dress, particularly the Bursar and Quartermaster, until Captain Bellamy appeared on deck. Bellamy attempted to quash the idea that the ship was haunted, upon the crew's assumption of it belonging to a spirit, and ordered the crew to find whoever the dress belonged to, saying that "she's probably naked". Elizabeth, having overheard this conversation, planned to use the crew's superstitions to her advantage. She used the dress to make the sailors believe there was a ghost on the ship, which convinced Bellamy to sail for Tortuga. While Elizabeth left to join Jack Sparrow's crew aboard the Black Pearl, the dress would remain in the captain's cabin aboard the Edinburgh Trader.[1]


The dress lost at sea.

When Will was rescued at open sea by the crew of the Edinburgh Trader, he saw the dress in Captain Bellamy's cabin, and recognized it immediately. Before they could put the matter further, the Trader would fall under attack by the Kraken. Bursar would try to use the dress to stop the Kraken's attack, but to no avail. After the destruction of the Edinburgh Trader, the dress would be spotted by Davy Jones shortly before ordering to set course to Isla Cruces. The dress would remain lost in the ocean.[1]


Elizabeth Swann wearing her wedding dress.


"If you both fancy the dress, you'll just have to share, and wear it one after the other."
Bellamy to Bursar and Quartermaster[src]

This wedding dress was white and golden, with a lot of lace and a long veil and train. It had three quarter length sleeves with lace at the ends. The dress was quite long in length and had beaded designs on it. It also had many layers of fabric and variation of shades.

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