The Museum of Historical Costume

Informal dress 1870-1880

The presented garment is an informal dress with a la Wateau pleat on the back. The current shape was obtained during the modification of the previous model of the dress. The cut can be traced along the clearly visible seams’ marks. Originally, it did not have a panel with lace at the front. A significant part of the original bodice was cut off. The first dress was smaller than the current one, it also had a closed skirt.

Original vintage dress.

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