This dress was intended as a true day-to-evening ensemble. In addition to the altered day bodice pictured above, there is also an unaltered evening bodice. A single skirt could be worn with either bodice. Day dress Gift of the Helen Larson Estate
~ black silk velvet with cut-out decorations in Liberty style, garnished with chenille drawstring on the triangular neckline ~ Italian manufacture (Naples or Palermo) ~ Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti.
Three-piece cream silk de chine taffeta with tiny black windowpane & warp-printed floral patterns. Bodice has fringed teal taffeta trim. Dress has a belt with large peplum and an undecorated skirt with buckram hem band.
1857 Back - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt) in taffeta blue. ____ The bodice is closed in front by 7 by 4 hooks and stiff short battens (one front, one rear and two sides). Waist bodice of about 62 cm.
Afternoon dress Design House: House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1875 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 28 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in.