Blue, Natural Form era bustle dress. Pale blue with darker blue/teal accents and ecru lace.

Blue, Natural Form era bustle dress. Pale blue with darker blue/teal accents and ecru lace.

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

Circa 1870s Trained Pale China Blue Wool Twill Morning Gown with Watteau Back and Two-Tone Embroidery.

Circa 1870s Trained Pale China Blue Wool Twill Morning Gown with Watteau Back and Two-Tone Embroidery.

FB Details and trim work all over this dress.Day after wedding dress, ca. 1875. Wool and silk. La Dame de Tours.

FB Details and trim work all over this dress.Day after wedding dress, ca. 1875. Wool and silk. La Dame de Tours.

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