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Going away dress
(c. 1885)

silk, cotton, brass
(a) 73.0 cm (centre back) 39.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 102.0 cm (centre back) 36.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Avoca, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mrs Jack Snell, 1977
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Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Going away dress of figured mauve/grey silk and mulberry coloured satin trims, puffed sleeves, built-in bustle. The bodice fastens centre front with fifteen brass buttons, mulberry satin trim down front collar and at cuffs. Cuffs trimmed with cream lace. Back of bodice features a pleated fan shaped basque with three brass buttons at waist. Concealed watch pocket left waist. Bodice backed in grey striped cotton, skirt fastens left side with hooks and eyes. Skirt features a short over-skirt shaped into a V at front. Under-skirt constructed of alternating mulberry and grey pleated silk panels. Skirt back in brown cotton.