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Annette, from "Napoleon and the Empire of Fashion" exhibition. Dress. Cotton percale, cotton muslin, cording, France or England 1814-15. Shawl, cashmere, England, first quarter of the XIX century. Jewellery. Gold, turquoise and micro mosaic. Italy and England, first quarter of the XIX century. Bag. Vermeil, silk and gold tricot, gold bullion. France, circa 1808.
The first half of the Sixties resembled the Fifties. Conservative, ladylike, proper. No short skirts. Gloves for evening and social occasions. Petticoats and girdles. The dresses at left and below with their swing, pleated or pencil skirts could easily have been worn in the 1950s. Women wore dresses or skirts for all but the most casual activity. Pants were for sport or play and never worn to school.