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Wedding Dress?

Description

Cream 2-piece China silk crepe. Elbow length sleeves with cream satin ribbon trim. 1 pink grosgrain ribbon at each elbow. Pleats at front and back. 10 self-covered buttons and buttonholes. Bodice boned and lined with glazed cotton. Skirt has button holes on waistband to attach to buttonholes on bodice. Draped panels with shirring, trimmed with cream chenille and silk fringe with ruching trimmed with satin ribbon as on sleeves. Pink grosgrain bows. Hem lined with crinoline with drawstring for bustle. Cream wool tape binding. Train. Hook and eye closure at waist.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1875-1880
Material
crepe (textile)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Crepe
crepe (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
Possibly weddings
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Wedding
wedding dresses
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1951.39
GUSN
45312

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