The Costume Gallery Presents:
A Year in Fashion: 1870
Color Fashion Plate

Lady #3 Costume:
July 1870

Robe of purple silk, with a train, ornamented with two pinked ruches put together to make a mass. The basquine corsage is made very open over a white waistcoat with long points, and trimmed with a pinked ruche like that on the skirt. Behind bow of the same. Coiffure (hairpiece)-- a puff of silk like the robe, and a white feather.

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