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Court Dress Worn by the Princess d’Eckmühl, wife of Marshal Davout, to the Wedding of Marie Louise & Napoleon c.1810

Regency Trained Gowns

REGENCY: Your highness, would you be kind enough to allow me to borrow your gown? Oh, you wore it for your coronation? I shall be most careful then. (1820)

1888 evening dress by Worth has a scoop sweetheart neckline, partlet. Quarter-length tight sleeves, V-waist, small bustle, and a close skirt.....Simply beautiful!

Top: Worth, 1874. Cornell Univ. Middle: American, 1880. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bottom: American child's dress, ca. 1885. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Top: Worth, 1874. Cornell Univ. Middle: American, 1880. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bottom: American child's dress, ca. 1885. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

One for the gentlemen: Men’s dressing gown with attached waistcoat, chintz, c. 1750-1799. Love how in 18th c. Europe, printed cottons from India were a highly prized luxury fabric. (Collection Centraal Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands.)