Day Dress

c. 1880

The Kyoto Costume Institute

The Kyoto Costume Institute

This princess dress with no seam at the waist, was in style for a short time around 1880. The torso of the dress fits the body tightly, clearly showing the lines of the wearer's form, and the swells of the bustle face downward. Bulges from the shirring and tucks are formed by complex draping. "Princess dresses" are a type of one-piece dress associated with Princess Alexandra's (to become Queen of England, 1844-1925) favor.

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  • Title: Day Dress
  • Date Created: c. 1880
  • Location Created: England
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Brown silk taffeta with shirring; one-piece princess dress.