Young woman's muslin dress, ca. 1830

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Young woman's muslin dress, ca. 1830

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From the turn of the century to the 1830s, young women favored delicate, white cotton muslin, likely in reaction to heavier, boned brocade fashion of the previous generation. The sloping shoulders, narrow waist, and short, gigot-like (puffed) sleeves are all emblematic of feminine fashion trends specific to the decade.

The removable pelerine (small cape) completes this two-piece dress.

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  • Title: Young woman's muslin dress, ca. 1830
  • Creation Date: circa 1830
  • Subject Date: circa 1830
  • Location: USA
  • Media: Cotton, metal
  • Dimensions: 128.27 cm x 307.975 cm
  • Local Code: A86-71
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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