• Marlene Crookston Willis

    30-10-11 An American printed cotton dress from 1818 with wonderful ruffles.

  • Emily Beck

    American. Cotton dress, 1818. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Paige Van Wagoner

    Dress 1818, American, Made of cotton (Gothic Regency)~~~~~ By 1811 in Britain, influence of the Middle Ages, termed Gothic crept into dress styles debasing the pure classical lines. The bodice gained more shaping and could be panelled. It was not cut as tight and narrow as in the first decade of the century, so it made the shoulder line broader and the dress more comfortable to wear.

  • Kali Abbott

    American. Cotton dress. 1818. met Museum of #Beautiful Dress

  • Paula Fonseca

    Haute Couture Victorian fashion dress gown from 1818 American 19th century. Historical Costume made from cotton printed with flower floral pattern. Beautiful decollete, ruched frill long sleeve with flatten at the front design emphasizes the bodice and the waistline with tier of ruffles gather pleat at the skirt hem. The back comes with gather from the waist bodice and fully flare toward the hem.

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