rock the frock- 1870s yellow

era: late 1870s

material: silk damask, yellow

found: September 2002

These images are a little washed out, again an artifact of the age of the photos, and constraints we were all under at the time! I made my own files for my own site barely a KB for the same reason!

But this colour pops up a few times in auctions. There is at least one more that was clearly a Statement based on the particular fit and skant trimming.

This gown however feels a little more restrained while still probably being a colour the wearer was invested in wearing. This is likely a dinner dress.