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Corset Dress 1720. Interesting fact - Eighteenth century stays were also made using whale bone (actually baleen hair from a whale’s mouth), not steel, over time the boning would take the shape of the wearer, making it more comfortable than later steel boned corsets. They were usually fully boned, but occasionally you found partly boned stays

France Sack-Back Closed Robe, Costume/clothing principle attire/entire body, Silk plain weave with supplementary warp patterning; silk woven-braid trim, Center back length: 61 in.

Evening dress ca.1850-1855

Evening dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 61 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mae Schenck, 1963 Accession Number:

White cotton walking dress with black soutache braid work (c. 1862). What a great inspiration piece. Love the jacket and vest, and the skirt would be fun to tweak with a modern edge.

White cotton walking dress with black soutache braid work (c. What a great inspiration piece. Love the jacket and vest, and the skirt would be fun to tweak with a modern edge.