Length at CB (a): 30 5/8 in. (77.8 cm)
Length (b): 59 1/4 in. (150.5 cm)
Length at CB (c): 26 1/2 in. (67.3 cm)
Length (d): 38 1/4 in. (97.2 cm)
Gift of Mary Pierrepont Beckwith, 1969
Not on view
Military-style decoration was recapitulated in civilian clothing, as seen in the front closure, shoulders, and cuffs of the bodice of this dress, although the actual decoration is here deliberately feminized. What might have been bullion fringe becomes delicate mother-of-pearl spangles.