Date: c. 1899
Three piece suit comprised of bodice, black cotton underskirt, and lightweight silk striped overskirt. Bodice is tailored to include a lace front, closed with hook and eyes under black cotton, decorated with tucks and buttons. The bodice has a high collar of lace with metal stays sewn to keep it standing upright. The underskirt has a thick ruffled hem. The overskirt is decorated with two rows of black lace.
Note: The three units, although purchased together, are most likely not related, as the waist size of all three garments are different sizes.
Material: bodice - heavy cotton, lace, muslin placard under lace. Underskirt - heavy unlined cotton. Overskirt - silk lace
Label - none.
Bust: 34.75 inches
Waist: 27.75 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 13 inches
Armpit to waist: 6.5 inches
Neck circumference: 13 inches
Waist: 29.5 inches
Waist to front bottom hem: 40 inches
Waist to side bottom hem: 41 inches
Waist to back bottom hem: 42.5 inches
Waist: 22.5 inches
Waist to front bottom hem: 38 inches
Waist to side bottom hem: 39 inches
Waist to back bottom hem: 39.25 inches