Dress, Canadian, 1878. Red shot silk bodice w/burgundy shell buttons at center; real opening at right w/16 hooks & eyelets. Small revers collar. Neckband edged w/2 white net ruffles. Burgundy velvet bows on bodice & cuffs. Fitted sleeve w/gathering at elbow & cuff w/curved ends. Small peplum at center back. Lined w/cotton twill; boned. Foundation & asymmetrical overskirt of red shot silk. Knife pleat frill of silk at skirt bottom. Univ. of Alberta
Skirt from dress (bodice and skirt) Date: 1880–1890 Media: Silk Satin And Damask, Metallic Lace Country: United States Accession Number: 1983.60.1b Skirt is draped to one hip, satin panel. Made for a bustle. Trimmed with an applique band of embroidered and beaded velvet to match bodice.
Large elliptical hoop wedding gown in a bright dark pink silk worn by Vesta Cornish for her 1871 wedding. Very full skirt with waist gathers in the back is plain; set-in large bell-shaped sleeves; fitted bodice falls in V to the front and to a tail in the back; yoke, bodice bottom and sleeves trimmed with three rows of tucks and silk dark pink fringe; front button closure with dark pink crochet buttons; attached white lace collar with attached rectangle-shaped stone brooch.