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Wedding dress, American, ca. 1885. Cream silk satin, Rosepoint lace. Bodice has square neckline, lace trim, elbow-length sleeves, long train. Skirt has satin ruched in front, lace swags over hips, small pleated ruffles trim at hem. Kent State Univ. Museum

Dress for a pandora, or fashion doll: robe à la française, c.1750-1790, silk and lace, Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. More info: http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2013/12/what-pandora-wore-high-fashion-in.html

Woman's Dress (Robe à l'anglaise) with Zone Front. Made in United States, North and Central America, c. 1785-93

A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the 1850s by the wife John Gregory Crace.