Silk and linen evening dress (front) by Herbert Luey, American, ca. 1890. Herbert Luey was a significant dressmaker working in Brooklyn when downtown Brooklyn was a popular shopping destination. The complexity of the construction attests to his competence as a dressmaker.
"Dress, Walking. Date: 1885–90 Culture: American (probably) Medium: silk, metallic thread Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 1/2 in. (143.5 cm) VIEW ONE
This is something our beloved Charlotte wouldn't have been caught dead in even though it is blue and white. Why? Because it's a store bought dress ... she would have had to buy it from the detested Widow Appleby at the Mercantile in A Heart on Hold!