Dress in two parts—bodice and skirt. Long sleeved cream bodice with a high neck. The collar is light orange velvet with knife pleats. Around the waist is the same velvet, which crosses in the front. Across the chest and down the arms, the fabric has diagonal stripes with an orange paisley and floral pattern, bordered by stripes with a black paisley pattern. The section across the chest is outlined with black floral appliques. Across the collarbone and the stomach is sheer beige fabric that is heavily pleated. This fabric has black appliques on it. The cream fabric crosses the mid-back and goes under the arms and across the shoulders. The sheer fabric continues around to the back. The collar becomes higher in the back. There is a thin ribbon of orange velvet with a bow around the wrists. The bodice is fully lined and boned. The floor length skirt made of cream striped fabric striped with an orange paisley and floral design outlined by stripes with a black paisley pattern. Three layers of ruffles are at the bottom, but the ruffles stop at the side. The ruffles are lined with a sheer fabric and black lace. The back has a small train. A cotton underskirt has been attached, but it is not original. Hook and eye closures in the back.


United States

About 1899