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1820-1825 Silk Empire Waist Dress

Description

Off-white stripe silk empire dress, short sleeves
- Fabric consists of vertical stripe with damask leaf design on satin alternating with sheer mesh, both in off-white color
- Scoop neckline: casing at center front and back drawing up fabric for gathered effect
- Cording over neckline section at shoulders
- Sheer chiffon oval shaped sections with small loops toward neckline and longer sections/loops (4" long) below neckline at center front and center back. Sheer units finished on edges with satin bias; satin covered ball buttons stitched to points/end sections of small loops at neckline and longer loops below neckline
- Short sleeves gathered across cap from front to back; sheer petals with satin bias edging, similar to neckline treatment, forms second or top layer on sleeve; satin ball buttons, similar to those at neckline, stitched to petal sections near sleeve cap
- Empire line with 2" band; each side of band trimed in satin bias
- Skirt hangs smoothly from empire band in front; skirt back gathered to empire band
- Center back opening with silk ties at neckline and at empire line; open placket for 8" below empire line band
- 8" slit in right skirt seam 4" below empire line
- Garment completely stitches by hand

Source

HCT.1994.318.2

Date

1820-1825

Fiber/Fabric Information

Silk

Decade

1820-1829

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Collection

Citation

“1820-1825 Silk Empire Waist Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed July 15, 2018, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5036.

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