Day Gown Europe or United States, c. 1857 Printed twill-striped silk gauze, silk fringe & silk ribbon

(1855-1857) Luxurious velvet dresses embellished with fringe trimmings were highly fashionable during the 1850s. When applied in rows, fringes also simulated flounces and made skirts look even wider.

Ball Gown 1852

Woman's dress, about 1856–58, accession number 50.474a-b, silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

In the Swan's Shadow: Green and black silk satin day dress, ca. 1858-60 | Smith College Historic Clothing Collection (Northampton, Massachusetts, United States)

1857, American (likely) Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Evening Bodice) Ivory and pale blue silk taffeta bridal gown and accessories worn by Henrietta Cordery for her wedding on June 27, 1857, comprising: day bodice with glass buttons coiled with metal snakes, short sleeved evening bodice trimmed with pale blue ribbon ruffles and fringes, similarly trimmed over-skirt and plain silk underskirt. Although a snake motif might seem an unusual adornment for a bridal gown, in the 19th century it was thought to symbolize wisdom and eternity.

1785-90 Sheer embroidered cotton muslin lined with pink silk taffeta - Galliera

Philadelphia Museum of Art 1850 Silk Brocade Dress

1858 American silk

Silk dress, 1872-1875

Dress in two parts American, mid-19th century Silk taffeta, cotton twill lining, plush velvet buttons, silk ribbon trim, whalbone

1853-1854 pink silk ball gown with lace trim

Purple day dress American, ca. 1870 Silk taffeta Collection of the Kent State University Museum KSUM 1983.1.118a-d

Dress (Ball Gown) Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–96) Date: ca. 1860 Culture: French Medium: silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Day dress 1853-54

1854 silk dress, American

Tan silk walking dress with black lace trim (back), American, 1870-75. This is a nice example of an early 1870s bustle day dress worn for promenading and visiting.

Woman's Dress: Bodice and Skirt Made in United States 1876 Steel grey silk taffeta and pale pink silk plain and striped satin; grey silk knotted fringe and pink satin cording.

Green silk damask round gown, 1775 Adore the color.

Italian Court Ensemble, c. 1857-60