Day dress, c. 1836-1840

Day dress, c. 1836-1840

Day dress
England
c. 1836 - 1840
Cotton, silk satin and linen
Museum no. T.32-1940
© Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This 1830's English day dress is cotton printed in a soft pink, red, white and green floral motif against a soft light brown ground. It is edged with green silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton. The sleeves are tightly gathered around the top and loose at the elbow. The long skirt is gathered in at the waist of the tight fitting bodice which is edged with green satin piping.