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1840, America or Europe - Silk evening bodice

Evening bodice Date: ca. 1840 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.

Pelerine Date: 1830–35 Culture: French Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length: 73 in. (185.4 cm)

French Pelerine - can you imagine draping this over a dark jeweltone velvet dress? Go to the Met Museum of Art site for more fantastic pieces of this ilk, AND for close ups!

Woman's printed cotton gown or dress. Bodice is lined with brown and white striped linen. Pleated bodice with low circular neck. Gathered skirt and long puffed sleeves. Print is blue and white squares with brown flowers.Probable Datecirca 1820-1830

Woman's printed cotton gown or dress. Bodice is lined with brown and white striped linen. Pleated bodice with low circular neck. Gathered skirt and long puffed sleeves. Print is blue and white squares with brown flowers.

Bodice  Date: 1845–50 Culture: American Medium: silk, glass, stays Dimensions: Length at CB: 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss A. M. Garretson, 1948 Accession Number: C.I.48.33.2

Bodice Date: Culture: American Medium: silk, glass, stays Dimensions: Length at CB: 11 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss A.

Wedding dress (image 2) | England | 1841 | silk satin, net, lace | Victoria & Albert Royal Museum | Museum #: T.17-1920

Wedding dress

Wedding dress Place of origin: England (made) Date: 1841 (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown Materials and Techniques: figured silk satin with net and lace trimming

1830, Abendkleid aus Musselin und Tüll

1830 Killerton Fashion Collection © National Trust / Sophia Farley and Renée Harvey

Spencer, silk lined with cotton, 1835-40, point of origin not listed. National Trust inventory no. 1349194

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loveyourpoetry:  Satin special occasion dress, late 1820s. The style of the lovely dress is transitional from the slender Empire dresses of 1800-1820 to the fuller skirts, exaggerated sleeves, and slightly lower waists of the 1830s Romantic period.

loveyourpoetry: Satin special occasion dress, late The style of the lovely dress is transitional from the slender Empire dresses of to the fuller skirts, exaggerated sleeves, and slightly lower waists of the Romantic period.

As the description of this 1845 dress on the FIT Museum site explains, there was a paradox in the fashion of this period: the ideal woman was much plumper than is considered stylish today, but had a very small waist. The pointed bodice helped create the illusion, as of course did lacing one's corset tightly!

Medium: Striped ivory silk and ivory net Date: Country: USA Object Number: The Museum at FIT - Online Collections

Dress - 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

Dress - Dress Date: ca. 1840 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. cm) Length at CF: 48 in. cm) Width at Bottom: 123 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.

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