Evening dress consisting of a bodice, skirt, overskirt, bertha, jacket, knot motifs and peplum of figured silk, tulle and ribbon.

Lilac silk bodice and skirt with a small white figured floral design. The bodice is waist-length, boned, low-necked and has short puffed silk tulle sleeves The skirt has a wide flounce of cream net and lilac silk round the hem. Waist-length over-bodice of tulle with long wide hanging sleeves trimmed with lilac ribbon and frills, and neck band of gathered tulle and lilac ribbon. Tulle overskirt gathered up with lilac bows, matching separate peplum, ribbon bow and band.


  • Title: Evening dress
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1872
  • Location: England
  • Provenance: Given by Miss Felicity Ashbee
  • Medium: Figured and brocaded silk, tulle, ribbon, boned

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