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

Girl #1 Costume:
July 1870

Toilet of a first communion. A short dress of clear white muslin, with four pleated ruffles on the skirt. The high waist has deep basques, also trimmed with pleated ruffles; the same on the waist as bretelles, and at the wrists and neck. The belt is of pleated muslin, and the large bow behind the same. Cap and long veil of tulle illusion.

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