Dress, about 1828 and arge bonnet

Dress, about 1828 and arge bonnet

Dress
About 1828
Large bonnet
About 1830
Museum no. T.151-1968
Given by Mrs H. K. Ludgate

By the end of the 1820s, the waistline of dresses was at the natural level. The fashionable style of sleeve was very full, tapering to a narrow circumference at the wrist, known as a 'gigot' sleeve. Skirts had become fuller since the beginning of the decade. This particular example illustrates a popular style of day dress made of brightly coloured printed cotton.