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Dress 1844 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Dress Date: 1841–44 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Art Worker's Club, 1945 Accession Number: C.I.45.68.28

American silk, plaid dress, c. 1844, length at CB: 52"; length at CF: 51.2"; hem circumference: 115"; gift of Art Worker's Club, 1943

I'd like it if we still dressed this way - but I'd not like it if we did 24/7, because I think if we suddenly started wearing hoops/petticoats constantly I'd miss being able to walk past a low table without managing my skirts.

Wedding dress Date: ca. 1844 Culture: French (probably) Medium: silk, cotton

Cotton Dress with Smocked Bodice Panel, American, 1841-44

whenasinsilks: Morning dress, wool, c. 1844, British.

Checked cotton dress, American, 1840-45.

Dress ca. 1847 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art #1840s

Dress 1818, American, Made of cotton (Gothic Regency)~~~~~ By 1811 in Britain, influence of the Middle Ages, termed Gothic crept into dress styles debasing the pure classical lines. The bodice gained more shaping and could be panelled. It was not cut as tight and narrow as in the first decade of the century, so it made the shoulder line broader and the dress more comfortable to wear.

Dress Date: ca. 1844 Culture: American Medium: silk Accession Number: C.I.45.68.4