The teagown was intended to be worn at home while greeting receiving people. As with most other century garments it did not require the wearer to don a corset underneath. This level of comfort was only permissible in one's own home
historicaldress: “ TRAINED SILK HIGH NECK GOWN with EMBROIDERY, Grey with white floral in satin stitch and French knots, pigeon-breasted bodice with Irish crochet neck insert and trim bands to shoulder over-panels, upper puffed.
Evening dress, attributed to Maison Worth, ca. Ivory tulle net embroidered in gold and ivory silk in large trapunto-embossed abstract patterns, friezes of shamrocks and thistles. Two panels in skirt flare and close on the sides with fringed silk tassels.