Cherry coloured striped silk morning dress: 19th century
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Cherry coloured striped silk morning dress with long sleeves. This dress has a satin and net trimming on the skirt. The striking colour combinations of this striped silk dress indicates the changes occurring as fashion looked to bright colours and wider, more elaborately decorated hemlines.The sleeve of this dress with a puffed shoulder tapering into a tight cuff, was a popular shape, often supported underneath by special sleeve puffs tied to the arm. Sleeves would grow to enormous proportions during the 1830s.
1824 AD - 1826 AD