evening dress

evening dress


Separate bodice, lined with white silk. Wide shallow V neck. Slightly padded bust. Waistline sharply pointed at CB and CF. CB fastening with button and loop at neck, hook and eye at waist and holes for lacing inbetween. Very short sleeves. Neck trimmed with pink net with white chine-printed floral ribbon at lower edge, striped with pink. Wide silk bobbin lace (blonde) below ribbon. Ribbon bows on shoulders and sleeves. Skirt lined with stiffened muslin. Waistband fastening LCF with three hooks (missing). Small pocket for watch left of opening. White silk pocket in LS seam. White frill at hem with floral design chine-printed on broad white stripe.

Object Name

evening dress

Date Created



Length CF: 139.7cm
Length CB: 170.2cm
Shoulder to waist: 35.5cm
Hem: 370.8cm

accession number




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