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Afternoon Dress

1872-1875 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The influence of masculine tailoring can be seen in the cuffs and bodice revers of this woman’s afternoon dress. The overall effect is quite severe, with all the decoration based on the application of a darker blue silk. Fashion is moving away from the fussier trimmings of the early 1870s. This garment is well made, with cleanly cut and finished appliqué and seams, indicating the work of a professional dressmaker.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 3 parts.

  • Bodice
  • Skirt
  • Train (Costume Component)
Materials and Techniques
Corded silk, trimmed with corded silk, lined with cotton, faced with silk, edged with brush braid, machine and hand sewn
Credit line
Given by Miss M. Eyre-Poppleton
Summary
The influence of masculine tailoring can be seen in the cuffs and bodice revers of this woman’s afternoon dress. The overall effect is quite severe, with all the decoration based on the application of a darker blue silk. Fashion is moving away from the fussier trimmings of the early 1870s. This garment is well made, with cleanly cut and finished appliqué and seams, indicating the work of a professional dressmaker.
Collection
Accession Number
T.112 to B-1938

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record createdFebruary 19, 2003
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