Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

GUSN

GUSN-31715

Description

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).

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
buckram
cotton (textile)
stitching
machine-made
padding (process)
cloth
silk (textile)
taffeta
floral patterns
serpentine (shape)
Women's clothing
Silk
Sateen
Cotton
Taffeta
Buckram
Hand Stitched
Padded
Serpentine
Floral
DRESS

Inscription

Stamped on hook of skirt: ""NICHOLLS"".

Additional Identification Number

1927.2080ABC

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. L. Coleman

Accession Number

1927.2080A-C