Kent State Museum

Bodice: brown and green tassel trim over bust, shaped sleeves trimmed, center front buttons. Skirt: box pleats, 2 scalloped ruffles woven with roses.

Dress  1850-1855  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Afternoon dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 57 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Hollis K.

Dress    1857    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress Date: 185657 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton

Now that is some BOLD trim!    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress ca. 1863 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art - day dress; cream with purple trimming & double point at center front of bodice.

Victorian Mourning Attire and Protocol

Lilac Silk Day Dress, Early Augusta Auctions, November 2013 - NYC (May be a half-mourning dress.

1855-59 French gown via Historical

Victorian Dress ca, French silk dress

Paisley Swiss Waist Dress, ca. 1860-63

Paisley Swiss Waist Dress, ca. Very unusual!

Dress 1858 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Dress 1858 The Philadelphia Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

fashionsfromhistory: “ Dress With Day & Evening Bodices United States Philadelphia Museum of Art ”

Promenade dress (image 3) | American |1862-64 | cotton | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.60.6.11a, b

Dress, Promenade Date: the original that the Simplicity dress pattern is based loosely off of.thus has got to be a repro of an original. Way too crisp to be the real textile

Evening Ensemble: ca. 1845-1850, American, silk. "Originally support came from multiple layers of petticoats which, due to weight and discomfort, were supplanted by underskirts comprised of graduated hoops made from materials such as baleen, cane and metal. The fashions during this time allowed the textiles to stand out because of the vast surface areas of the skirt and a relatively minimal amount of excess trim."

Evening ensemble - 1845 to American, silk, The MET