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Mrs Bertin's Jewelry Box: The Striped Loveliness of the Sleepy Hollow Polonaise
1885-1888: "Clothing requirements for most sporting remained strict towards retaining foundation garments such as corsets and bustle, which were thought to stabilize women's frail and weak forms. This example would have been worn for tennis, yachting or general seaside walking. This is a striking example of this type of dress, which is fairly rare in museum collections."