The distinction of the necklines designed for day or evening is credited to the 1820s. For evening, a wide décolleté (low cut) neckline, a bodice with high waistline, and a skirt hem raised to show the feet were popular. The neckline in day dresses varied within the bodice with its attached skirt.
cotton muslin, velvet
Measurements: center back length: 51 inchesGift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Purchase Funds Provided by the Auxiliary Costume Committee 1992.52.2
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