Vestidos históricos / Historical dress
Pink handkerchief linen "half dress" with ruched lace trim, English, early 1870s. The “half dress” a semi-constructed garment that was worn in the afternoon, in or out of the home, for visiting and receptions. Considered a corseted afternoon tea walking suit, the garment has a bustle and train. While elaborate in design, the suit was for day wear only.