"Round" gown of pre-revolutionary colonial New England circa 1760 -1780

"Round" gown of pre-revolutionary colonial New England circa 1760 -1780

ephemeral-elegance: “ Woven Half Mourning Dress, ca. 1790-1800  (Did they have mourning attire rules in 1790?  I thought that was more a thing in place once Victoria lost Albert?) ”

ephemeral-elegance: “ Woven Half Mourning Dress, ca. 1790-1800 (Did they have mourning attire rules in 1790? I thought that was more a thing in place once Victoria lost Albert?) ”

Robe à l'anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.

Robe à l'anglaise | ca. 1780 | Colonial Williamsburg This dress is cotton with silk embroidery - which just goes to show how spectacular an “average” material can become.

Caraco (jacket) and skirt, ca. 1785. Made of yellow Gros de Tours striped silk and trimmed with ribbon.

Caraco (jacket) and skirt, ca. 1785. Made of yellow Gros de Tours striped silk and trimmed with ribbon.

Linen petenlair or open bodice with compere fronts and sack back, Scottish, 1780–81 © CSG CIC

Linen petenlair or open bodice with compere fronts and sack back, Scottish, 1780–81 © CSG CIC

Dress  Date: ca. 1774 Culture: American Medium: cotton, linen Dimensions: Total Length: 51 in. (129.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Helen Macartney, 1926 Accession Number: 26.38a–d

Dress Date: ca. 1774 Culture: American Medium: cotton, linen Dimensions: Total Length: 51 in. (129.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Helen Macartney, 1926 Accession Number: 26.38a–d

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