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Herbert Luey Evening Dress, circa 1890
Evening dress Date: 1860–62 The flared skirts of the period gradually increased in size throughout and were supported by a number of methods. The fashions during this time allowed the textiles to stand out because of the vast surface areas of the skirt and a relatively minimal amount of excess trim.
Silk evening dress, British, ca 1860-64. Low body, deep front point; double short sleeve; bertha; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on bertha and sleeves, doubled on skirt. MET