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Day dress

(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.

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.

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Regency Fashion: Keeping Hems Clean

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

French day dress of pina cloth and silk (circa 1867-69). This shows a good look at the bow & fringe-trimmed sash, as well as the bell skirt, trimmed by columns of bows, and scalloped, pleated ruffles.

Green silk dress with fringe, satin-edged ruffles, and satin ribbon and bow trim, American, 1863-66.

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.