Alternative Name(s): Strong Dress
Strong dress, grey, circa 1900. It was worn by one or more patients in mental health hospitals in Victoria Australia.
Strong dresses are reinforced in order to endure wear and tear caused by distressed patients.
Grey (faded) very heavy cotton dress, lined, and quilted with black stitching. Has a waistband and gathered skirt, round neck and narrow stand-up collar. Eyelets from neck to the waist at back. Long sleeves.
Example of clothing worn by patients at psychiatric hospitals in Victoria, Australia.
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, May 1985
Place & Date Used
Type of item
85 cm (Length), 99 cm (Height)
15 mm (Length), 1100 mm (Width), 1020 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation. Arms spread wide