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Maternity dress

Description: Maternity or laying-in gown of teal cotton with ribbon work embroidery on center front of dress and continuing along bottom front hemline. Embroidery of green and brown stems with leaves, and ribbon work daisies and flowers with off-white petals. Mandarin collar and concealed button and snap closure at center front bodice. Two panels at right and left yoke with matching embroidery are unattached at bottom and conceal pleats that are along the collar line. Long, fitted sleeves with 1" vent at wrists and matching embroidery at sleeve ends. A-line silhouette and full-length with pleats at back waist. Hemline is dipped at back and trimmed in a box pleated dark teal, ribbed ribbon. Off-white cotton lining with separate button closure at bodice.
Date: 1888
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design
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