Victoria-and-Albert-museum

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Woman’s sack-back gown with a stomacher and petticoat made of striped green and white satin trimmed with a fly fringe and embroidered in chenille with floral sprays. These include pansies, morning glories, ranunculas, carnations and harebells and rosebuds and additionally decorated with predominantly green and red floral braid.

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Short-sleeved ball gown comprising of an underdress of silk satin and an overdress of machine-made silk net embroidered with metal and trimmed with blonde bobbin lace.

The dress has a low oval neckline, puffed short sleeves, a wedge shaped front bodice panel and a medium high waist. The skirt has a central front panel, wedge shaped panels and the centre back panels are tightly gathered at the waist. The lining is padded at the hem with a frill of blond stitched to cover. It fastens with a tape at the neck and hooks at the centre back.