51 in HIGH x 16 in WIDE
(129.54 cm HIGH x 40.64 cm WIDE)
Gift of Anne Bernstein

Anne Bernstein added military uniform buttons from her father to the cuffs of this Mexican dress. The dress is long, to the floor, the sleeves are long and the neckline is a deep scoop. Both the cuffs and the neckline are trimmed with a narrow band of white crochet trim, scalloped. The embroidery is the most interesting feature of the dress with a wide band around the neck, under the arms, at the cuffs, a panel about 17 inches long down the front, and slightly smaller panels on either sleeve. Small human figures are embroidered on a band of tightly gathered cloth, just below the floral embroidery at the neck, front.

One usually sees white, instead of red, dresses in this design. Frequently they are referred to as "wedding dresses." They are popular with tourists because the fit is loose, so buying a particular size is not so critical, except in the shoulders.

Used: Anne Bernstein | Adult | Female | Student protest

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