KCIDigital Archives

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Day Dress

© The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa

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Day Dress

c. 1850 - England

Green and white plaid silk taffeta; skirt with five flounces with scalloped edges.
Inventory Number(s)
AC21 77-5-10

A day dress adorned with five-tiered flounce. The flounce edges are cut in a scallop shape along the cross-grain (bias).
In the middle of the 19th century skirts tended to be more rounded and often took bell-shaped forms. This contour was accentuated even further by many layers of horizontal flounces, ranging from two or three to dozens of layers.