1857 Back - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt) in taffeta blue. ____ The bodice is closed in front by 7 by 4 hooks and stiff short battens (one front, one rear and two sides). Waist bodice of about 62 cm.
some more pictures of the gorgeous ballgowns. They are century but I dont care. Century period Ball Gowns designed by Linda Leyendecker Gutierrez and Niti Volpe for the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball in Laredo, Texas, 2006