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Identifier

VC1992114

Title

Natural Linen Morning Gown

Description

Bustle-style morning dress of ecru linen gauze, pink silk ribbon, rust silk ribbon, and cotton crocheted lace, composed of overdress and underskirt ; ecru linen gauze, pink silk ribbon, rust silk ribbon, cotton crocheted lace, Bustle-style morning dress a) overdress of gauze, lace + ribbon trim; lace collar w/ ribbon flower trim (modern trim); long sleeves w/ lace + ribbon at cuffs; hook/eye closure at CF to waist, then parted to reveal underskirt; hem cut at angle, w/ large points at CF & CB; interior pleat opens up above knee (below bustle) (b) underskirt, of gauze, lace + ribbon trim; floor length w/ train; button closure at CB waist, then waist then hooks + eyes down CB; peach + rust satin ribbon bow @ CB hem = modern; 2 pleated ruffles @hem, straight train

Date

1870-1879

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

25.5 inches (waist), 60 inches (center back length), other measurements: overdress: lat CB = 6.5, Lat CF = 52.5, waist = 32 skirt: lat CB = 45, Lat CF = 40, waist = 25.5

Medium

cotton
linen
metal
silk

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1870s
1880s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC1992114

Cataloguer with Date

Arden Kirkland 4/11/1993; Faren Tang, Julie Fields, Sierra Starr, Molly Turpin 3/5/2010

Color Main

beige

Dimensions Waist

25.5

Dimensions CB Length

60

Dimensions Other

overdress: lat CB = 6.5, Lat CF = 52.5, waist = 32 skirt: lat CB = 45, Lat CF = 40, waist = 25.5

Dimensions All

25.5 inches (waist), 60 inches (center back length), other measurements: overdress: lat CB = 6.5, Lat CF = 52.5, waist = 32 skirt: lat CB = 45, Lat CF = 40, waist = 25.5

References

3 piece gauze morning gown in Vassar Quarterly article, Fall 1976 (Wilcox, 310) Bradfield, 237-8 (1875/6) 1860-1940 Arnold (1878) Collard, part 4, p20 (polonaise) Costume Institute x51.7.6 (American, 1870s)

Date Earliest

1870

Date Latest

1879

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Underwear

Function

underwear

Exhibitions

Vassar Girls and Other Women

Public Information

(ribbon trim is a modern addition) This morning gown, or 'matinée' of the 1870's, is one important example of clothing for a compartmentalized day. Made of a lightweight natural linen, it is too sheer to be appropriate for wear outside of the house. The trim of the dress is very simple in order to accommodate the possibility of its wearer performing certain household chores. Yet the loose fitting quality of the overdress of this ensemble is also important; the unconstrained waist, even if corseted underneath, might be considered too provocative to be worn in a more public setting.

Condition Term

good

Condition

tapes at inside CB to drape bustle are modern replacements very browned(?), some general wear, no serious problems, no sewn tag

Mannequin

size 7 (Miss Hummel's) or 1992.008ab

Storage Location

H2

Repository

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

Exhibition Notes

1 natural linen morning gown, 1870's 1992.114ab (ribbon trim is a modern addition) This morning gown, or 'matinée' of the 1870's, is one important example of clothing for a compartmentalized day. Made of a lightweight natural linen, it is too sheer to be appropriate for wear outside of the house. The trim of the dress is very simple in order to accommodate the possibility of its wearer performing certain household chores. Yet the loose fitting quality of the overdress of this ensemble is also important; the unconstrained waist, even if corseted underneath, might be considered too provocative to be worn in a more public setting.

Work Type

wrapper
skirt
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