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Maternity dress

(a) Bodice with long peplum in front and draped elaborately to the back; buttoned down front; long plain sleeves; high round neck; (b) skirt with built in bustle and deep pleats at back; only trimming is deep pleated self ruffle around bottom of skirt; upper bodice lined with satin of polychrome...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward Stanley Emery, Jr.

Maternity dress in two parts (bodice)

American, About 1886

Object Place



100 cm (39 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Velvet, satin


Textiles and Fashion Arts