Day Dress
Day Dress
Day Dress
Day Dress
Day Dress
Day Dress
Day Dress


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing and Accessories
Women's Clothing
American Revolutionary War ➔ Day Dress

Identifier:
139623
Description:
This day dress of white, yellow, and red cotton features a pattern of vertical stripes and peasant sleeves. Within the yellow stripes, there is a floral pattern. In the early 19th century women started discarding boned corsets and began wearing Empire (high waisted) dresses with draped and flowing fabric that resembled Grecian styles. Often, these dresses would be designed for either day or evening wear. This style of dress was revolutionary because it allowed a woman's body to remain in its natural shape. This piece is significant because it represents the change in how the female body was treated and viewed in the 19th century. 
Date:
circa 1802
Materials:
Cotton
Dimensions:
5" h 22" w
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Lida Buttrick
Rights:
Links:
http://www.maggiemayfashions.com/regency.html

Maker/Donor
Mrs. Lida Buttrick
Related Place
Grand Rapids
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