DRESS

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1915-1918

GUSN

GUSN-73659

Description

Purple moire'd silk; V neckline with cream silk net collar with wide lapels and rectangular back - embroidered with floral sprays and scalloped edge; tucks at shoulder front and back; decorative pleated self-belt, with frogs at sides; boned bodice; full skirt with pleats at hips; hem of "overskirt" overlaps at front and cut away at back; taffeta lining has purple moired flounce attached to give effect of purple underskirt; hook and eye and snap closure center front; long sleeves, with fitted pointed cuffs; cream net ruffle at cuffs, and 9 self-covered buttons.

Details

Descriptive Terms

wedding dresses
cord (fiber product)
embroidering
stitching
machine-made
moiré
weaving
rayon
silk (textile)
taffeta
day (time of day)
floral patterns
Women's clothing
Silk
Rayon
Taffeta
Moired
Hand Stitched
Day Wear
Corded
Embroidered
Spray
Daywear
DRESS

Associated Building

Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Credit Line

Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman

Accession Number

1969.6047