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Afternoon dress

Afternoon dress

  • Place of origin:

    United Kingdom (made)

  • Date:

    1872-1875 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • 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

  • Museum number:

    T.112 to B-1938

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

United Kingdom (made)

Date

1872-1875 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Corded silk, trimmed with corded silk, lined with cotton, faced with silk, edged with brush braid, machine and hand sewn

Categories

Clothing; Day wear; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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