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Dress Date: ca. 1840 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. (137.2 cm) Length at CF: 48 1/2 in. (123.2 cm) Width at Bottom: 123 in. (312.4 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. William Bamberger, 1946 Accession Number: C.I.46.23

Dress Date: 1840 Culture: American or European Medium: straw Accession Number: C.I.38.23.17 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This would make a great wedding dress even tho white wasn't specifically for weddings until much later then 1840.

A dress for Emma, heroine of Splendid by Julia Quinn. As a debutante in London, she would have been dressed primarily in white and pastels. Dress circa 1810, cotton and linen

Wedding dress, 1840-42. American. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Claire Lorraine Wilson, 1942 (2009.300.668)

Dress Date: ca. 1840 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. (134.6 cm) The Met

Silk dress, dated c. 1840, British, Metropolitan Museum of Art collection: 1999.216.4 - this reminds me of the surplice bodice featured in a detail shot in the V & A 19th century Costume in detail book and on the website (but no full pictures!)

Date: ca. 1842 Culture: British Medium: silk Dimensions: 57 1/2in. (146.1cm)

Dress, ca 1840. Pleats instead of gauging at the waistline

Dress 1845 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Cotton Dress ca.1840 - Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress Date: ca. 1840 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 51 1/4 in. (130.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Richard Martin and Harold Koda, in honor of Cora Ginsburg, 1993 Accession Number: 1993.32