Day Dress A three-piece dress that has the appearance of a jacket and skirt. The arabesque pattern on the white cotton piqué creates a rhythmical visual effect. The taste for orientalism at the time extended to fashion, with arabesque.
This wedding dress from 1851 seems strangely ahead of its time. The bustle silhouette is not consistent with the round, dome shape of the century dresses. However, there are no indications of subsequent alterations. Odd, isn’
Dress (Met Museum) Date: ca. 1864 Culture: French (probably) Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy H. Johnston, 1940 Accession Number: - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!