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The Changing Silhouette of Fashion: The Decade of the 1890s Day Dress

Merchant's House Museum
29 East 4th Street
212 777 1089
merchantshouse.org

The Tredwell Costume Collection comprises more than 400 articles of clothing. The core of the collection consists of 39 dresses documented to have been owned by the women of the family. The Changing Silhouette of Fashion is a changing exhibition featuring Tredwell dresses from each decade of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These dresses show the changing silhouette of fashion over 100 years, and tell us about the women who wore them and the society in which they lived.

Next in the series is a two-piece cotton day dress from the early 1890s. The dress has leg-of-mutton sleeves, which was one of the defining characteristics of ladies fashion during this decade. It also features an even-length hem with no train, making it a more practical option for outdoor activities, such as walking, visiting friends, or shopping. Included with general admission.

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