Ball gown consisting of a body and skirt in mauve silk satin. The body, structured with whalebones, has a low-cut neckline at the front and back, and short sleeves. The skirt, with a large flare at the back and a tail, is decorated with a double bow on the back, adorned with Chantilly lace.

The low neckline, short sleeves, and tail on the skirt place the dress in the ball-gown category. Structurally, it coincides with the type of garments produced around 1870, whose most distinctive feature is the use of a bustle to emphasize the rear of the female figure.


  • Title: Gown
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: ca. 1870
  • Physical Dimensions: Delantero: Altura = 34 cm Espalda: Altura = 13 cm
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Museo del Traje CIPE
  • Medium: Silk, metal, cotton, baleen

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