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86/237 Day outfit, womens, comprising bodice, skirt, belt and collar, cotton / silk / metal, maker unknown, place of production unknown, c. 1865. Click to enlarge.

Womens day outfit

Made
  • c. 1865
This is a crinoline gown dating from 1865. It is finished in silk and silk trim and has cotton and silk lining. During the 1860s skirts grew in circumference, and were supported by the cage crinoline. The resulting silhouette emphasised the wearer's tiny waist and drooping shoulder line.

In 1856 the Englishman, William Henry Perkins, invented a synthetic aniline purple dye which became very fashionable. Soon other bright colours were developed. With the large expanse of fabric in a women's …

Summary

Object No.

86/237

Object Statement

Day outfit, womens, comprising bodice, skirt, belt and collar, cotton / silk / metal, maker unknown, place of production unknown, c. 1865

Physical Description

Women's day dress featuring a bodice of electric blue taffeta, lined with cream cotton. Front hook and eye fastening with white silk buttons on right. Dark blue velvet band with white fringing applied across back and front and over shoulders. Sleeve trimmed velvet and braid at cuffs W 425, L 370.
Skirt with matching silk lined white cotton. Front flat with 3 pleats facing out each side, 3 pleats facing out at back, with centre back cartrige pleated. Off-centre back hook fastening. Hem Trained at back, blue velvet edging L 1470
A belt of matching silk edged blue velvet and white braid, 2 hook and eye fasteners, modern press stud fastening, lined white cotton W 60 L 717
A white tape lace collar, U-shaped, motifs with needle weave fillings. W 400, D 180
All machine sewn, hand finished. Bodice boned

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

400 mm

Production

Made

  • c. 1865

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1986

Acquisition Date

24 February 1986

Cite this Object

Harvard

Womens day outfit 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 19 January 2022, <https://ma.as/61645>

Wikipedia

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