Dress, two pieces, ca. 1890. Gray silk taffeta bodice with collar & shoulder insets of flocked green silk. Collar, front, & cuffs have heavy cut steel decorations. Sixteen cut steel buttons fasten in front. Gray taffeta skirt with front inset with piece of green flocked silk. Remainder of skirt is gray taffeta with 4 rows of pinked frills at hem. Small bustle at back with bustle pad at waist. Killerton House Museum via National Trust Collections (UK)
Day dress, Mary Worley, St. Paul, MN (attr.), ca. 1875. Blue & teal silk taffeta in one piece. Apron-draped bodice with center front self-button closure, Sleeves are full length, two-piece coat sleeves with box pleated cuffs. Hem of bodice apron is Van Dyked (dagged). Minnesota Historical Society
Light pink striped silk taffeta robe à la française with attached stomacher, French, c. 1765-80. Light pink silk taffeta, woven with multicolored shaded stripes in dark pinks, medium greens, grey, and yellow (French); bodice and sleeves lined with coarse grayish-white plain weave linen; cuffs lined with white plain weave wool flannel; stitched in pink silk thread; two original metal eyes on stomacher panels.
Purple velvet-figured and watered silk two-piece dress, 1884. The tightly fitted bodice has encased boning; it buttons down the front with 18 steel-studded pearl buttons. The back bustle with puffed drapery creates the proper silhouette. This dress was made by Mrs. Harriet Theresa Barrington Randall for her daughter, Caroline Amelia (1861-1944) to wear when she married William Rush Kelly in Blackville, SC on January 2, 1884. From the collections of the Charleston Museum