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By the beginning of the 1820s, the waistline had started to move down. New historical influences are visible in dress styles. This particular example has a gathered collar in imitation of the ruffs of 16th century dress. The sleeve with a series of puffs down the arm was known as a ‘Marie’ sleeve, after a similar style worn by Marie de Médicis, Queen of France at the beginning of the 17th century.

Details

  • Title: Dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1813/1822
  • Location: England
  • Provenance: Given by Miss Joan Gibbon
  • Medium: Embroidered cotton muslin, trimmed with openwork

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