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AFTERNOON DRESS

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AFTERNOON DRESS

Made by: Unknown

Currently in storage


About this object

Late Edwardian, sheath style summer dress with two tiered skirt. Bodice and short sleeves are decorated with bands of heavy, open-work lace. Both bodice and skirt are also embellished with cotton soutached and embroidered knots. The finishing work at the waist suggests that the dress originally had a belt or sash. The slight train indicates that it would have been worn to events such as afternoon teas or garden parties.

Category:
costume, post family
Object name:
AFTERNOON DRESS
Made from:
Cotton lawn
Made in:
USA
Date made:
1910-1913
Size:
H. 15 in. (shoulder to waist front); H. 15 in. (shoulder to waist back); Dia. 25 1/4 in. (waist circumference); H. 43 in. (waist to hem front); H. 47 in. (waist to hem back); Dia. 57 in. (hem circumference)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
48.18
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973