1761 Court bodice worn by Lady Mary Douglas, one of six unwed Earls’ daughters attending the Queen during the coronation ceremony (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - Los Angeles, California, USA)

The article in thepeerage for Lady Mary Douglas, born circa 1737, daughter of 14th Earl of Morton James Douglas and Agatha Halyburton, who married 4th Earl of Aboyne Charles Gordon on 13 April 1774 is here.

This garment is in the Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.

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1761 Court bodice worn by Lady Mary Douglas, one of six unwed Earls’ daughters attending the Queen during the coronation ceremony (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising - Los Angeles, California, USA)

Kendra at Démodé has this about court bodices, "The 'formal bodice' or 'dress bodice' was a boned bodice (in other words, no separate stays — the boning was built into the bodice) with a high off-the-shoulder neckline and a pointed, tabbed waistline.  The sleeves were elbow length and made up of pleated lace, with short wings on the top of the armscye.”

This is a cuirasse-like bodice, It has a triangular stomacher-like center section framed by narrow vertical strips. It has a tabbed bottom for attaching to skirts and plain bands around the bottoms of the sleeves for attaching flared cuffs and engageantes.

Keywords:  1761, Lady Mary Douglas, Countess of Aboyne, Douglas family, Gordon family, Countess, British, fitted tabbed bodice, off shoulder scoop neckline, quarter length close sleeves, vee waistline, court dress

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