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Child's dress, blue silk taffeta

ca. 1870
Origin: England or America
OL Dress: 26"
Green blue silk taffeta, trimmed with silk fringe and white lace.
Gift of Tasha Tudor.
Acc. No. 1997-143,A&D
Child's two-piece dress of blue silk taffeta. Collarless neckline. Bodice and cap of sleeves trimmed with tied silk fringe and fringed self-fabric ruching and ruffles. Short puff sleeves ending in white lace. Skirt is trimmed with fringed fabric and has hooks for drawing up the skirt in bustle or "polonaise" effect. Skirt back has peplum and buttons at the waist. Separate full skirt or petticoat.
See also B-C, separate long sleeves for hooking onto sleeves at armhole.