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Dress, Evening. British, ca. 1835. Silk, wool, cotton. Met Museum. http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80036080?img=0#. My guess is this is later in the year, when sleeves began to deflate. Note pleated bodice.

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Los Angeles Public Library. http://digital.lapl.org/ItemDetails.aspx?id=1917# A clue to accessorizing the green silk satin dress, for instance. From La Mode, August 1835.

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The Museum at FIT - Green silk satin dress c. 1830—but no, those are not leg-of-mutton sleeves. That's a later term. Check out the sleeve close-up. And imagine this with lots of accessories.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art. Detail of sleeve. British. Silk, wool, cotton, ca. 1835 http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80036080?img=2#

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