Dress, ca. 1830
In the early 19th century, European women abandoned their cloaks, choosing to stay warm and covered under shawls. The fashion press described women as “draped” as they wound shawls over their shoulders, circling their arms, or tied around their waist.
It is credited
Courtesy of Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Mrs. Eliot Norton, 1929.
Its dimensions are
28 ribcage x 30-3/4 bust x 89 circumference at hem in.