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Day dress
1901-1905

Medium
cotton, mother-of-pearl
Measurements
(a) 42.0 cm (centre back) 51.0 cm (waist, flat) (bodice)
(b) 94.0 cm (centre back) 26.5 cm (waist, flat) (skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Australia
Inscription
none
Accession Number
D21.a-b-1975
Department
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Miss Irene Mitchell, 1975
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
Two piece day dress comprising bodice and skirt made of cotton voile. Machine embroidered with black and white floral design. Bodice has high neck-line, fastens at centre back with six mother-of-pearl buttons. Rows of pin tucking on front, back, collar and cuffs. Full sleeves gathered into deep cuffs. Skirt is cut into 6 panels and gathered into waist. The centre back opening is fastened with three mother-of-pearl buttons. Skirt and bodice are unlined.