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Dress

ca. 1828 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

By the end of the 1820s, the waistline of dresses was at the natural level. The fashionable style of sleeve was very full, tapering to a narrow circumference at the wrist, known as a 'gigot' sleeve. Skirts had become fuller since the beginning of the decade. This particular example illustrates a popular style of day dress made of brightly coloured printed cotton.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Dress
  • Dress
  • Dress
Materials and Techniques
Printed cotton, lined with cotton, metal, hand-sewn
Brief Description
Dress and textile fragments of printed cotton, England, ca. 1828
Physical Description
Dress made up of yellow and buff striped printed cotton with a floral sprig pattern. The dress has a low oval neckline and a pleated bodice. There are four straight breadths in the skirt, which is pleated into a waistline placed slightly above the normal level. Two deep flounces above the hem. Leg-of-mutton sleeves with a deep pointed cuff. All the main structural seams are piped. The bodice is lined with white cotton and fastens at the back with rectangular section bronze hooks. With two textile fragments.
Credit line
Given by Mrs H. K. Ludgate
Summary
By the end of the 1820s, the waistline of dresses was at the natural level. The fashionable style of sleeve was very full, tapering to a narrow circumference at the wrist, known as a 'gigot' sleeve. Skirts had become fuller since the beginning of the decade. This particular example illustrates a popular style of day dress made of brightly coloured printed cotton.
Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
T.151 to B-1968

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record createdDecember 15, 1999
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