Dressing Up, Dressing Down

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1947.1778.jpg

Object Name: dress

Date: 1823-1825

Accession Number: 1947.1778
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - 1F - The Age of Elegance
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • cotton
Support
 
Technique
  • printed
Description

Blue ground cotton chintz day dress, discharge printed on the cross grain of the fabric, with fine diagonal vine trails in red and yellow on white.

Bodice has a deep falling collar with frilled edges and a separate whitework lawn collar above. The sleeves are extremely long, caught into puffs at the shoulders with piped bands. The skirt is cut on the cross with the printing running diagonally, and features a double frill at the hem with self fabric belt at the waist.

Dimensions

Type: Length
Height: 135 cm
Width:
Depth:

Type: Shoulder to waist
Height: 33
Width:
Depth:

Type: Waist
Height:
Width: 73
Depth:

Type: Hem
Height:
Width: 195
Depth: