Two-piece day dress, Nice, France, ca. 1870-75. Light green cotton/wool with beige pleated silk trim. Bodice lined with cotton, closes with fabric-covered buttons. Skirt with pleats in back, hem reinforced with cotton and woolen band, closes with hooks & eyes at waist. Mode Museum, Antwerp
Walking dress, circa 1883-1884. Silk in green and pale tan check with deep burgundy velvet trim. Boned bodice has basque waist, interior waistband, and padding at bust. Pleated tail to accommodate bustle, bronze buttons. Pleated and draped skirt with pleated tiers at back. Brown cotton lining. Via FabGabs/etsy.
Walking dress, Bohemia, circa 1885. Brown cotton canvas with brown velvet trim, machine-sewn. Boned, fitted, and lined bodice with lace inset, standup collar, and 11 hidden pearl buttons. Bustle skirt lined in oilcloth. Via North Bohemian Museum.
A beautiful silk spencer found at the NMM. Unfortunately they do not have a date listed, but my semi educated guess is 1813-1815 perhaps a little earlier, but I don't feel by very much. If anyone has any more information, please feel free to share! I would love to have a much more accurate date on this beautiful piece.
Gold silk satin gown, 1867. Bodice has 2 boned princess seams from waist to neck edge below net; sides & back also boned. Bell shaped 7-gore skirt cartridge pleated all around to waistband--smaller pleats in front, deeper in back. Long train, pocket in right side front seam. Ohio State Univ.
Day dress ca. 1880s. Two-piece silk faille with carnival bead trim. Boned bodice with small standup collar, pleated bib front, hidden self-buttons, & blue carnival bead medallions & fringe flanking bib at sleeve end. Skirt has 3 large box pleats in front, separated by 2 vertical bands of beadwork. Each pleat has beadwork swag. Whittaker Auctions/Live Auctioneers