Azalea Trail Maids

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Components of the Dress

Dress Components Collage
    Hoop: A series of steel rods combined to provide the bell-shape of the dress

    Slip: Lays over the hoop with a single row of ruffles along the bottom

    Skirt: Made of remaining ruffles (varies by dress) and placed over the slip

    Apron: Short piece placed atop the skirt around the hips

    Cumberbund: Material placed around the waist with a bow afixed to the back to drape over the skirt

    Bodice: Torso portion of the dress

    Hat: Complements design of the dress and ties under the chin

    Parasol: Small umbrella designed to complement the dress

    Gauntlets: Small, delicate gloves that close at the wrist