Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden -- Reminds me of Cinderella's ballgown before her step sisters ripped it up

Two-piece dress, Sweden, Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden Little Mermaid Pink Dress - Absolutely!

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Silk evening dress, British, ca Low body, deep front point; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on sleeves, doubled on skirt.

Dress (1860-61)    Quintessential 1860s ruched ball gown (with bows!).  Good example of large scale trim to fill the space.

Period Garment: Dress - 186061 - French (click through for more images, including detail shots)

dress, circa 1863

1863 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 63 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Judith and Ira Sommer Gift, 1999 Accession Number:

Brown plaid silk day dress Date: ca. Notes: Likely this dress has been altered. It came with some extra scraps saved b.

1861-1865, Lovely plaid day dress for visiting or shopping with really full sleeves & tighter undersleeves; solid sleeve caps that extend to bodice center like low lapels and a wonderful hat!  Love this design.  (The small dainty figure helps!)

Lovely plaid dress with really full sleeves & undersleeves; solid sleeve caps that extend to bodice center like low lapels and a wonderful hat! (The small dainty figure helps!

Brown ribbed silk two-piece day dress, c. 1866. The dress features the V-bodice, jewel neckline and very full skirt popular during the 1860s. Charleston Museum via The Curated Object.

Beautiful dress, bu I wish it was displayed with a better cage crinoline to show the skirt's post-war elliptical shape instead of whatever monstrosity is under there. Brown ribbed silk two-piece day dress, c. Charleston Museum via The Curated Object.

RED TARTAN PLAID SILK VISITING DRESS, 1860's. 2-piece with side boned bodice having green crochet buttons and soutache trim with black beads lined in brown cotton, skirt partially lined in glazed cotton.

sold by Whitaker Auctions, RED TARTAN PLAID SILK VISITING DRESS, with side boned bodice having green crochet buttons and soutache trim with black beads lined in brown cotton, skirt partially lined in glazed cotton.

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