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Dress, 1880, silk and lace, with a beautifully textured underskirt. An American-made dress for a 50th wedding anniversary. The style evokes 18th century and would have been appreciated for its beautiful embroidery and lace trim.

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 Accession Number: C.I.46.23

1904 Silk Dress, closeup ~ Metropolitan Museum - The Costume Institute

Dress Date: 1840 Culture: American or European Medium: straw Accession Number: C.I.38.23.17 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

This would make a great wedding dress even tho white wasn't specifically for weddings until much later then 1840.

Striped silk taffeta dress with fly fringe trim, probably French, 1842. The dress buttons down the back with thread-covered buttons.

Checked cotton dress, American, 1840-45.

Red-gold silk brocade evening dress with black lace trim, American or European, ca. 1842.

Silk dress, dated c. 1840, British, Metropolitan Museum of Art collection: 1999.216.4 - this reminds me of the surplice bodice featured in a detail shot in the V & A 19th century Costume in detail book and on the website (but no full pictures!)

Dress Date: ca. 1840 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 53 in. (134.6 cm) The Met

Evening dress ca. 1842 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Date: ca. 1842 Culture: British Medium: silk