Suit of gray broadcloth. Self-fabric bodice (a) overlaid with coarse linen lace. Trimmed with gray velvet; white chiffon undersleeves. Self-fabric skirt (b) with wide band of coarse cotton lace at hem. Self-fabric coat (c) trimmed with coarse cotton lace, brass buttons, gray velvet, and gold-colored, black, and white braid on collar.
Worn as setting-out suit by Mrs. Frederick H. Scott (née Helen Webster), mother of the donor, after her marriage on December 2, 1902.
Although most brides today do not wear setting-out or going-away ensembles, the trend remained popular well into the late 1960s. Brides spent much attention on how they presented themselves for the first time after becoming a Mrs. This ensemble was often worn on the first day after the wedding, the day most couples went away for their honeymoon.