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The 1830s saw fancy dress costumes becoming far more fanciful and unrestrained. Women who were modestly covered from head to toe in daily life reveled in creating revealing and controversial costumes, a trend which is still going strong today. This spectacular example is from La Mode magazine, 1831.
Theatre Costume 19th-20th century, Plate 024. Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.). Costume Institute. Costume Institute. Fashion plates, 1700-1955. Costume Institute Fashion Plates. #TheatreCostumes