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1863 wool dress with jet buttons with elastic loops.

1863 wool, jet buttons with elastic loops. Had lots of room to loosen the waist as needed.

Dress    Date:      1863  Culture:      European  Medium:      silk

Dress Date: 1863 Culture: European Medium: silk Dimensions: For details and measurements see Catalogue, Vol. 4 Credit Line: Gift of Lee Simonson, 1938 Accession Number: b Dress

1850 Morning dress/wrapper  Click to see more details http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/80036256?img=0

Morning dress Date: ca. 1850 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 42 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Emily N. Wilson, 1980 Accession Number: Not on view

Antioch Historical Society display via Rebekah Merritt's pin. 1860s. Is that a waistband on the back half, or a tie, and should it perhaps enclose the front?

Antioch Historical Society display via Rebekah Merritt's pin. Is that a waistband on the back half, or a tie, and should it perhaps enclose the front?

1860's "sheer" dress.

Warm weather is here and for Civil War reenactors, it's time to bring out those sheer dresses! Wait, sheer dresses, you ask? The modest .

FLORAL SILK BROCADE DAY DRESS, 1850s       Two-piece lavender-pink shot silk brocaded w/ scattered bouquets of ...

Two-piece lavender-pink shot silk brocaded w/ scattered bouquets of small pink & green flowers, bodice trimmed w/ tan silk fringe, B W

Afternoon dress Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (no dimensions available) Credit Line: Gift of Professor Talbot Hamlin, 1954 Accession Number: C.I.X.54.10.23a, b

Afternoon dress - Afternoon dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (no dimensions available) Credit Line: Gift of Professor Talbot Hamlin, 1954

Wrapper   c.1855  The Metropolitan Museum of Art  A wrapper was an informal dress that could be worn without a corset around the home, usually while getting ready for an event or taking a meal.

Wrapper, ca. 1855 British silk A wrapper was an informal dress that could be worn without a corset around the home, usually while getting ready for an event or taking a meal.

Dress  Date: ca. 1865 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. John W. Mackay, 1967 - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Dress Date: ca. 1865 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Mackay, 1967 - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Wedding dress, European, 1865. Lavender corded watered silk trimmed with cream lace. Bodice lined with white glazed cotton.  High round neck edged with band of closely pleated silk with lace inside. Two sloping boned darts each side front from bust to waist. Side seams and button backs also boned. Padded from shoulder to bust. Separate skirt with blue silk waistband. Watch pocket. Manchester Art Galleries

Wedding dress, European, Lavender corded watered silk trimmed with cream lace. Bodice lined with white glazed cotton. High round neck edged with band of closely pleated silk with lace inside.

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