From 1810 to 1820 dresses became slightly more structured with padded hems and firmer fabrics, such as twills and even some taffeta. Soft colors returned to fashion after a 10-year absence. Sleeves began to grow fuller at the shoulder and high waists endured throughout this period but lowered slightly as the years went by.
Sioux beaded and fringed hide dress with the yoke sewn in sinew and bright blue lazy-stitched glass beadwork, outlined in concentric bands of red, yellow, green and dark blue. Est $12K-$18K @ Sotheby's