Object of the Day

Coral Silk Ball Gown, 1890

In honor of the wedding dress that is going to be exhibited today, we are going to feature this ball gown. Hattie Napice purchased this gown at the same time as her 1890 wedding dress. The two gowns where made by the same seamstress in Dallas, Texas. The bodice has a low neckline and small sleeves made of lace. There is a small piece of silk that drapes on the front that resembles a cummerbund. The skirt has a front portion of cream silk with a gold and pink leaf pattern and long train.

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