Ensembles 1790s The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By the the structure of clothing was undergoing dramatic change. This afternoon dress in the form of a round gown steadfastly keeps up appearances and can pass for eighteenth-century opulence, especially in its colors and textile richness

Court Dress and Train owned by Empress Josephine.

Court dress and train owned by Empress Josephine, First Empire From the Chateau de Malmaison Costume Collection app: “ "This court outfit, sumptuously embroidered with lotus flowers in cannetille,.

Dress: ca. 1800-1810, silk, linen. OPEN FASHION ID 32032

OPEN FASHION ID There's a name for this type of fabric and what it's doing in the light!

DigitaltMuseum - Antrekk

Digitalt Museum - Antrekk Made in Norway, silk lined with linen fabric in plain weave. Diagram of pattern pieces included!

"Round" gown of pre-revolutionary colonial New England circa 1760 -1780

copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes. Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), possibly as her wedding dress. (Dress with blue floral pattern on cream ground.

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Essential Ornamentation (+two mini-tutorials!)

Empire Redingote: ca. American, silk taffeta brocade, lined in silk, trimmed with soutache.

1823 Dress century Fibre: silk (taffeta, satin), cotton (lining); Sewn (hand) © McCord Museum Description MJT= Note embellishment on waist

Regency gown

Evening dress or open robe English Cotton tabby with open work embroidery of gilt lamella, 1795 – Georgian; George III Area of Origin: England