1886 Dress Culture: American Medium: cotton Dress; ivory cotton eyelet bodice and skirt; skirt has 2 layered eyelet ruffle in front and pleated hem. Bodice has a high round neckline with short standing collar. It opens down the center front and fastens with 17 round mother of pearl buttons. The center front opening is flanked by even, vertical tucks running from neckline to hem. Overlaid is a more elaborate layer of ivory cotton with white work and eyelet embroidered and a scalloped edge.