The Museum of Historical Costume

Dress – the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries

dress 1900The dress was made of a light cream cotton fabric. It is decorated with many flounces and silk ribbons. The dress has a small train and distinctive shape of an inverted lily flower. Bodice is not close-fitted and hangs over the waist. Dresses of that type were worn with padded undergarment that gave a rounded shape to buttocks and hips.

Original vintage dress.