Woman's dress (with train)

American?
about 1880


Dimensions

Center back: 236.2 cm (93 in.) Other (Bust): 83.8 cm (33 in.) Other (Waist): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.501

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet trimmed with silk satin and cotton machine lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

One-piece purple velvet trained reception dress with purple shirred satin bands at the center front, center back, and on the sleeves above the lace cuff flounces, attached long train with fan shaped satin inserts, hook & eye front center opening, upper sleeve slashed with satin inserts, lined with chocolate brown cotton.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the Fashion Council, Museum of Fine Arts Boston