A purple striped taffeta gown. The skirt is full and has cartridge pleating in the back to accommodate a bustle. The jacket is full with a two-piece curved sleeve. There is a wide row of purple kilting near the hem and another near the centre of the skirt. The bodice is fastened at the front by a series of hook and eyes and features a number of purple ornamental buttons. The gown is lined with calico and mesh.
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