When you have an all-over printed cotton and need a dress idea: day dress, Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

Godey's Fashion Plate - c1860 - ""EARLY SUMMER COSTUME"" - H-C Lithograph

Godey's Fashion Plate - c1860 - "EARLY SUMMER COSTUME" - H-C Lithograph

This dress is American, but right from my novel's period (1854). I noticed the elaborate layering of the bodice and sleeves...cumbersome even for this cumbersome period!

Afternoon dress Date: 1854 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 19 in. cm) (b) Length: 40 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Henri Bendel II, 1955


1865 1 piece, leno weave silk in blue & white plaid w/ touches of green & yellow, vertically ruc.

Evening dress  1857-1860    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Victorian Dress, Evening Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Beatrice Collins, 1973

Walking Dress 1863 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silk walking dress, American, ca. This is a sophisticated walking dress with ties to pull the skirts up to ankle length, which allowed the wearer to walk comfortably.

Evening Gowns! I wish women still dressed like this nowadays.

*I love the colors of these dresses! Such deep jewel tones! Women's dresses satin, lace and corsets Dickens Fair Charles Dickens San Francisco Cow Palace Christmas Faire

1855 - robe deux pièces en soie Victoria et Elizabeth

[Unknown collection] [unknown province] [unknown fiber content] cream a la disposition day dress, circa