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Title
Ball dress, Autumn 1811
Alternative Title
Ball Dress
Publication Information
Ella Strong Denison Library
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century
Rights Information
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Description
A woman wears a ball dress of 1811. Her dress is white and ankle length, with short-sleeves and pink trim and pink accents. The bodice has a very low, square neck with a narrow standing lace collar. The top and bottom edges of the bodice are trimmed with bands of narrow pink ribbon. A small bunch of pink flowers and green leaves is attached to the left corner of the neck. Her skirt is long and white with a white transparent overskirt. Pink ribbon and a long strand of pearls are twisted into a rope and trim the hem of the undergown. The overskirt has a scalloped hem edged with pink ribbon and at each point of the scalloping, small yellow flowers with green leaves are attached or embroidered. She wears white gloves, a white pearl necklace, white pearl drop earrings, and white shoes with tiny pink bows on the front. Pink ribbon and a long strand of pearls are twisted into a rope that matches the hem and is wrapped once around her head and around her bun, as a type of turban.
Type
image
Format
image/jp2
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/fpc/id/81
Language
English
Subject
Clothing and dress
Women's clothing
Dresses
Color in clothing
Bodices
Earrings
Flowers
Gloves
Headgear
Hosiery
Lace and lace making
Necklaces
Pearls
Collars
Ribbons
Sleeves
Rope
Women's shoes
Netting
Turbans
19th C costume England
Time Period
1810-1819
United Kingdom - Regency, 1795-1837
Place
England
Source
Fashion plate, engraving (print), colored, 5.25 x 8.5 inches; Scripps College, Ella Strong Denison Library, Macpherson Collection, Costume Plates of Myrtle Tyrrell Kirby, box 2
Relation
Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/fpc

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