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Dress

Date:
1826–29
Culture:
British
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Irene Lewisohn, 1937
Accession Number:
C.I.37.46.3
Not on view
While its descending waistline, swelling sleeves, and raised hemline, this splendid day dress anticipates the exaggerated outline of the 1830s. Pleating on the front--beginning at the waist, opening acrosss the bodice, and extending toward the full sleeves--creates the illusion of increased width at the shoulders. The ankle begins its brief decade of exposure, even as the silhouette otherwise assumes a body-concealing mass and modesty.
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