- Place of origin:
England, Britain (made)
- Materials and Techniques:
Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn
By the period 1805-1810, brighter colours were becoming popular in women’s fashion. This gown is shown over a reproduction red petticoat, but it could also have been worn over a white under-dress to show off the texture of the fabric. Machine-made net, which had been developed and improved during the later 18th century, was a popular ground for embroidery and machine-made laces. Its light weight and airy texture suited the simple style of Neo-classical dresses.
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