Not currently on display at the V&A

Dress

1870-1872 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Lilac silk dress trimmed with satin ribbon and machine made lace. The bodice has a low square neckline, button fastening, and bell-shaped sleeves. The skirt is long with a rounded train, three horizontal flounces on the front, and a large bow at the waist at the back.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Bodice
  • Skirt
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Dress, 1870-1872, English; Lilac silk, trimmed with satin and machine-made lace
Physical description
Lilac silk dress trimmed with satin ribbon and machine made lace. The bodice has a low square neckline, button fastening, and bell-shaped sleeves. The skirt is long with a rounded train, three horizontal flounces on the front, and a large bow at the waist at the back.
Dimensions
  • Length: 187.9cm (back, with train, as mounted) (Note: measurement converted from department register)
  • Circumference: 66cm (waist) (Note: measurement converted from department register)
  • Width: 36.8cm (across shoulders) (Note: measurement converted from department register)
Credit line
Given on belhalf of Colonel Macleod by Miss H Macleod
Collection
Accession number
T.257-1927

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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