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1860s extant summer day dress with short sleeves, sheer fabric, tiered skirt ruffles

YOUNG LADY’S SUMMER PARTY DRESS, White cotton voile with horizontal pinstripe weave printed with shaded green oak leaves, having drawstring boatneck, short puffed sleeve~~~ so Scarlett O'Hara at Tara

Start || Summer dress ca. 1860s

Cotton Striped Dress one piece powder blue striped muslin Summer dress with a fashionably pleated bodice, ruched sleeves, piped

Dress: ca. 1866-1868, American, silk.

Dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk ( I would so love to wear clothes like these)


Victorian Civil War Cotton Print Dress in white and aqua. Semi sheer floral on white cottons are ideal for making posh summer dresses and are still available

Striped printed cotton dress, American, ca. 1850. Worn by Jane M. Wadhams, an LFA student from 1830-1832, who married Henry Ward Stevens in 1845. Jane was born in Goshen, CT and was the daughter of local merchant David Wadhams (1769-1830).

Printed yellow & white striped cotton dress off the shoulder neckline; short sleeves trimmed with two rows of pleats; plain back fastened with hooks and eyes.

"White off-the-shoulder evening gown - circa 1860s"

White off-the-shoulder evening gown – circa 1860s

Chiné silk ballgown, circa 1850, this is quite plain, I suspect it may be a summer day dress, from the Vintage Textile archives.

Chiné silk ballgown, circa this is quite plain, I suspect it may be a summer day dress, from the Vintage Textile archives.

1870 Hungarian court dress.

1870 Hungarian court dress.

ephemeral-elegance: “ Evening Dress, ca. 1855-60 ”

Evening dress ~ ~ shimmering silk bodice with pelerine style bertha echoing a snowflake, repeated on the flounces of the sheer skirting. From the Leeds Museum & Galleries.

1857-1860 American silk evening dress worn to a White House Reception for James Buchanan. From the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection.

This dress was worn by the donor's grandmother, Mrs. James Bonner Collins, to a White House Reception for James Buchanan Its elegance is enhanced by the unique inclusion of a plain stripe textile in the pleats of the skirt

Woman's Dress: Bodice, Skirt and Underbodice Artist/maker unknown, American Date: c. 1850 Silk brocade, cotton/linen lace

1850 Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Woman's Dress: Bodice, Skirt and Underbodice silk brocade, cotton/linen lace

Evening dress 1895

1895 Ivory satin evening dress with multicolored Chinese floral embroidery, pearl and braid trim, and inset chiffon, label: "Mme Marie Reeves

Bodice and skirt, mid-17th century

This is the renaissance dress I want! Skirt and bodice from the wardrobe of Orsolya Esterházy, mid c. Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest