Cat No. LG0013AB

1865-69 Original Gowns

Comments by Kay Inverarity

Two piece brown checked Alpaca dress C1868 consisting of bodice and skirt very much worn and trimmed with black velvet ribbon. A) Bodice of outfit with peplum trimmed with ribbon straight fitting sleeves and black velvet buttons as decoration.  Pulled on the side seams but otherwise in good condition. 

 B) Skirt decorated with pleating around the hem, much worn at the back where it touched the ground.  The front of the skirt is hemmed with flounces suggesting an apron front.  The gown is dated as C1868 because a bustle does not fit properly under the gown, it sits better with the later style crinoline.