ornamentedbeing: “ Mary Todd Lincoln wore this silk taffeta two-piece dress in with an evening bodice as the top piece. The pattern of black stripes and purple flowers is woven into the silk. Later in the century, the original evening.
A Review of ‘Colts & Quilts’ at Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford
American or European ball gown from approximately made of silk. At the beginning of the Crinoline Era, skirt shape was bell-shaped, as pictured here. Later on in the period, skirts began to look more pyramid-shaped.