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Cotton morning dress ca. 1820, American - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections.
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.
White cotton morning dress, 1810–20, American (back view) - in the Metropolitan Museum of Art costume collections. (Note the very narrow back.)