Back of dress pinned nearby. This very full skirt would have been achieved with the use of a cage crinoline below, a wire contraption women of my novel's timeframe (1853-4) were luckily not yet subjected to.

Back of dress pinned nearby. This very full skirt would have been achieved with the use of a cage crinoline below, a wire contraption women of my novels timeframe were luckily not yet subjected to.

Dress that looks to be made from watered silk, 1858. It has 2 bodices - the short-sleeve with the low neckline for the evening, and the high-necked long-sleeve bodice for daytime wear. Met Museum.

Green transformation dress, 1858 - possibly watered silk. It has 2 bodices - the short-sleeve with the low neckline for the evening, and the high-necked long-sleeve bodice for daytime wear.

evening gown

evening gown

1870's

Day dress ca. 1870 From the Kent State University Museum This looks like denim! Now a dress like this would be an interesting contrast study in denim, wouldn't it?

Later 1860s striped rose silk evening dress. "Fashion Forward" exhibit, Musee de Arts Decoratifs. Photo by Charity Calvin Armstead via Facebook.

Discover recipes, home ideas, style inspiration and other ideas to try.

Pinterest
Search