Silk and wool day dress trimmed with fringe, designer unknown

Silk and wool day dress trimmed with fringe, designer unknown

Day dress (bodice, skirt and overskirt)
Designer unknown
1868-9
Great Britain
Silk and wool faced with silk, trimmed with silk fringe; lined with glazed cotton and whalebone
Museum no. T.6&A-C-1937
Given by Miss E. Beard

The crinoline went out of fashion quite dramatically about 1868. The lengths of skirt that used to fall over the crinoline were gathered up at the back over a bustle. This ensemble characterises the new style of fashionable women’s dress. It has an over-skirt and the bodice now extends below the waist. The inside of the skirt has a series of tapes, which enable it to be tied up for walking outdoors.