M2004X.6.3.273 | Public Promenade Dress (from The Ladies' Cabinet)
Public Promenade Dress (from The Ladies' Cabinet)
1837, 19th century
Hand-coloured etching on paper
15.8 x 9.8 cm
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Miscellaneous (671) , Print (10661)
Large leg-of-mutton sleeves fell out of favour in 1836 and, from then until about 1842, sleeve styles of all sorts abounded. The fullness was often caught at the shoulder and/or wrist with gathering or pleating, as in the Museum's barege dress (M976.2.3).
The sleeves of the dress illustrated in this 1837 plate from the magazine The Ladies' Cabinet & Fashion, Music and Romance are similar to the sleeves of the McCord dress.