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Civil War Wrappers

A wrapper was a front-closing, expandable gown that you used while doing housework, or to cover your undergarments while you were getting ready for the day. Pregnant ladies also favored them since they expanded at the back to "grow" with your figure. Wrappers weren't usually seen by the general public, which is a shame because ladies often used wild and exciting designs and colors on them!
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Dressing gown | American or European

Brown ribbed silk brocade wrapper with pink lining and cord and tassel belt, 1850s.


Augusta Auctions

1860s printed wool wrapper. Cuff style is highly unusual -- original? Old eBay auction.


D303 1860s Printed Wool Robe with Amazing Lining Civil War Era

Petticoat Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. C. Morgan McIlhenney, 1937 Accession Number: C.I.37.29.1


The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Petticoat

In the Swan's Shadow: Le Follet, April 1861

Petticoat Date: 1860–65 Culture: American Medium: linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 39 in. (99.1 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Petticoat | American

-Original- Pre 1929 Historical Pattern Collection