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3 piece ensemble: A=Sleeveless Bodice; B=Long sleeved Bodice; C=Skirt. Sky blue iridescent taffeta; brocaded; w/ serpentine floral trail of white roses w/ blue leaves. A=Sleeveless Bodice - broad neckline w/ piping; capped petal sleeves; slight curved point at waist. Padded; boned; white cotton twill lining; linen waistband; hook & eye closure center back. B=Long Sleeved Bodice - matching bodice for day; high lace collar w/ wire support; open squared decolletage; w/ ruffle & drawstring. Lace lapels & lace ruffle from center front waist, extending over shoulders & to center back where ends in peplum at waist. Leg o' mutton sleeves w/ lace band & ruffle; left sleeve is missing ruffle. Boned; padded at front (interlining); white cotton sateen lining; sleeves lined w/ white cambric. Pointed at back; woven inner waistband w/ 2 large hooks for holding skirt; hook & eye closure. C=Skirt - matching skirt; smooth front panel; stitched at sides. Full train w/ padded interlining & buckram; lace dust ruffle; gathered at center back; hook & eye closure at left (slightly off center back).
Stamped on hook of skirt: ""NICHOLLS"".
Gift of Miss E. L. Coleman