1836-1840 ca, Printed Cotton Day dress, English.
This 1830’s English day dress is cotton printed in a soft pink, red, white and green floral motif against a soft light brown ground. Soft colors and floral patterns can be seen in many 1830’s day dresses.
It is edged with green silk satin piping and lined with linen and cotton. The long skirt is gathered in at the waist of the tight fitting bodice which is edged with green satin piping.
The sleeves are tightly gathered around the top and loose at the elbow, which accentuates the slope of the shoulders and the tightness of the waist.
via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Given by Miss G.E.Hill.