Manchester Art Gallery

Dolly Varden dress

Object description

White linen printed with floral pattern in shades of pink, green and mauve. Front fastening to V neck with pleated frill. Back basque. Bow centre back waist. Elbow length sleeves with frill forming cuff. Skirt open down centre front, tape ties inside back to give puff. Pleated frill at hem. Dress incomplete - probably to be worn over a plain skirt.