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Fripperies and Fobs  Evening dress, 1850′s  From the Rijksmuseum

Evening gown, anonymous, 1850 - 1856 Pink gown with short sleeves, pointed lap and tulle strips; the sleeves and skirt with scalloped tulle strips with studs and getamboereerde edges.

Ivory lace southern belle dress, new at www.civilwarballgowns.com

Ivory Dotted Lace Gown (waist - — Civil War Ball Gowns & Southern Belle Dresses Looks kinda like Scarlett O'Hara's :)

Wedding dress  Date: 1840–42 Culture: American Medium: silk

Wedding dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Claire Lorraine Wilson, 1942 Accession Number:

1860s extant summer day dress with short sleeves, sheer fabric, tiered skirt ruffles

YOUNG LADY’S SUMMER PARTY DRESS, White cotton voile with horizontal pinstripe weave printed with shaded green oak leaves, having drawstring boatneck, short puffed sleeve~~~ so Scarlett O'Hara at Tara

Dress with fichu robings, 1840s, The Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil de Terrassa

Dress ca. From the Centre de Documentació i Museu Tèxtil de Terrassa. I've seen Civil War reenactresses wearing such sheer material in the summer. The underpinnings make it perfectly decent!

Evening dress, 1840′sFrom the Rijksmuseum

Evening dress, the Rijksmuseum. Low neck for evening. Americans tended to have less low-cut necklines for evening. This is a youthful style (pale and demure, altho the is always demure!

Evening dress ca. 1855-60 From the Leeds Museum and Galleries

Evening dress ~ ~ shimmering silk bodice with pelerine style bertha echoing a snowflake, repeated on the flounces of the sheer skirting. From the Leeds Museum & Galleries.

Pre-Victorian dress circa 1830-1840. Shoes and a little ankle were visible

1835 wedding dress from the Rijks Museum, the Netherlands. The description roughly translates as "wedding gown of white silk gauze with a woven white satin flower and fringe pattern, with two intertwining flowers and vines.

Evening dress, 1855-1860, British, silk and linen. From the shoulder to hem 136.5 cm. Lovely and elegant mantle-style bodice with sculpting and trim repeated on the flounces. From the Leeds Museums and Galleries Collections.

Evening dress, British, silk and linen. Lovely and elegant mantle-style bodice with sculpting and trim repeated on the flounces. From the Leeds Museums and Galleries Collections.

1831 Evening Dress:: Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century.  ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu

1831 Evening Dress:: Fashion Plate Collection, 19th Century. ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu

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