1865 - A gingham silk taffeta gown with an 18-inch waistline
A gingham silk taffeta gown ca. 1865, with an 18-inch waistline. FIDM via Irenebrination
Striped blue silk taffeta walking gown, ca. 1861. Sleeveless bodice with pointed waist and silk-covered buttons; bolero-type jacket with pagoda sleeves edged in taffeta ruffles and similarly trimmed rear tails; and matching skirt with wool braid at hemline. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact
Ballgown-1860's gown done right!!
Stitches Of The Past: The Dress Of Dread!
Evening dress, 1855-1860, British, silk and linen. From the shoulder to hem 136.5 cm. Lovely and elegant mantle-style bodice with sculpting and trim repeated on the flounces. From the Leeds Museums and Galleries Collections.