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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.