loredo 1860's dresses. OMG!! The history geek in me is squealing!! Gorgeous!! Look at the details!!
1840-1849 Maternity dress and pelerine; cotton printed in dark green, brown, tan, blue and red plaid. Dress, high neck, open front, drawstring high waist, slim sleeves, full skirt. Self pelerine. ”During pregnancy, women could wear less structured garments for leisure at home. However, boning and corsetry were expected outside the home. This dress, gathered with drawstrings in both bodice and skirt, accommodated the changing body.” Via Kent State University Museum.