Black silk or mourning dress(?)

Unknownca. 1897

Wien Museum

Wien Museum

Black silk twill mourning dress

Sub number 1: High waist with reinforcement, centre front with insert and bow of cream-coloured muslin, cutaway collar, and shoulders with black silk tulle lace, fitted, centre front hook-and-eye fastening, centre back pointed pointed bodice, long straight sleeves with high cuffs and ruffle finish of black silk tulle lace, lining: lilac coloured cotton, whalebone reinforcement, waistband with hook-and-eye fastening.

Sub number 2: Panelled skirt, rear centre box pleats, side press stud and hook-and-eye fastening, small tapering pointed bodice.
Lining: Black chintz cotton, protective wool edging.

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  • Title: Black silk or mourning dress(?)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1897
  • Physical Dimensions: Waist: Front length: 51 cm, Back length: 45 cm, Waist circumference: 71 cm, Sleeve length: 70 cm Skirt: Front length: 100 cm, Back length: 113 cm, Waistband: 74 cm
  • Type: Ladies attire (Fashion Collection)
  • Photographer: Christin Losta


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