Historical information

The Fashion & Design collection of the Kew Historical Society includes examples of women’s, men’s, children’s and infants’ clothing from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Items in the collection were largely produced for, or purchased by women in Melbourne, and includes examples of outerwear, protective wear, nightwear, underwear and costume accessories.This (part) wedding dress is one of a number of items donated to the Fashion Collection by Netta Fuller.

Physical description

Very full cream silk skirt with Brussels lace used on the front and hem of the garment. At the front there is a separate panel of the same fabric. The skirt is believed to date from the 1890s.The skirt suffers from shattered silk.