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Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Ensemble

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Detail View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
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Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Front View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
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Detail View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
Interior Construction View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
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Front View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress
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Bustle Dress and Bustle from Fashioning an Education
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Side View of Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Dress

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992008

Title

Brown Wool and Velvet Bustle Ensemble

Description

Ensemble (day dress) of brown merino wool and velvet, with basque bodice and bustled skirt; bodice has standing velvet collar and velvet lapels, center front button closure with brown crochet covered buttons, 2 piece set in sleeve with velvet cuff, brown polished cotton lining, metal boning inserted in seams and finished with off-white hand overcasting, inner waistband of off-white cotton twill tape with metal hook and eye closures; two layer full length bustle skirt: bottom layer has trim at hemline, swag on top has bustle at back, small bustle pad of net stuffing inserted in skirt at center back.

Date

1880 (circa)

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

23.75 inches (waist), other measurements: bodice (a) L at CB=23, skirt(b) Lat CB=41.5

Medium

boning
cotton
crochet
merino
metal
net
cotton
batting
twill tape
velvet
wool

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

United States

Temporal Coverage

1870s
1880s

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC1992008

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 1/12/2009

Color Main

brown

Color Secondary

white

Technique

hand sewing
crocheting

Costume Component

lining

Dimensions Waist

23.75

Dimensions Other

bodice (a) L at CB=23, skirt(b) Lat CB=41.5

Dimensions All

23.75 inches (waist), other measurements: bodice (a) L at CB=23, skirt(b) Lat CB=41.5

References

brown merino 2 piece dress, 1883 of vassar Quarterly article, Fall 1976 wilcox, 316 bradfield, 253-4(1887)* moore, 112-113 1860-1940 Arnold, 38

Date Earliest

1875

Date Latest

1885

Culture

American

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Bustle Ensembles

Exhibitions

Vassar Girls and Other WomenPASWORD 2007PASWORD 2008Fashion and the Feminine 10/07Engl 101-17

Public Information

An 1880's 'Vassar girl' could have worn this dress for many different midday activites, appearing in the more public settings of the classroom or even outdoors. As young women began to receive the type of education previously given only to men, they also were able to begin to adopt a more traditionally masculine style of dress, characterized by more sober colors and the two or even three piece elements similar to those of men's suits. Such dark colors and simple designs, mainly since they did not appear to be soiled as quickly, were certainly more practical for a woman to wear on the bustling city streets that accompanied the growth of industrialization.

Condition Term

excellent

Condition

skirt is a little wrinkled

Mannequin

1992.008.ab

Storage Location

F6

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Exhibition Notes

from 'Vassar Girls and Other Women: 1854-1925'exhibition, June 1993: 2 2 piece brown merino wool bustle dress, 1880's 1992.8ab Later in the day, appearing in the more public settings of the classroom or even outdoors, an 1880's 'Vassar girl' could have worn this dress. As young women began to receive the type of education previously given only to men, they also were able to begin to adopt a more traditionally masculine style of dress, characterized by more sober colors and the two or even three piece elements similar to those of men's suits. Such dark colors and simple designs, mainly since they did not appear to be soiled as quickly, were certainly more practical for a woman to wear on the bustling city- streets that accompanied the growth of industrialization.

Work Type

dress
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Comments

Spring 2020 Student

Narrowed down date to 1881-1883.