1870 Day Dress Culture: French Medium: silk taffeta Lapis blue silk taffeta day dress. The bodice with high round neck and buttons down center, trimmed around neck, down the front, peplum and at cuffs with ruffle of same silk edged with grey silk. The skirt with vertical pleats at the front and same blue and grey tiered ruffles at the back. The separate overskirt with bustle and dipped hem edged with same blue and grey ruffle.
A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.
Two-piece day dress, Nice, France, ca. 1870-75. Light green cotton/wool with beige pleated silk trim. Bodice lined with cotton, closes with fabric covered buttons. Skirt with pleats in back, hem reinforced with cotton and woolen band, closes with hooks and eyes at waist - Mode Museum, Antwerp