Dinner dress, American, about 1840. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

1840 Dinner Dress via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.--cinnamon seems to have been a popular color in California, and the ruffled skirt is seen in paintings of Californio day dresses. Most of the trading ships came from Boston.

Dress, Evening  Date:    ca. 1840  Culture:    American  Medium:    silk

omgthatdress: “ Evening dress ca. 1840 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art ” I’ve been thinking about starting a feature that pairs fashion plates with extant gowns, and I couldn’t resist this opportunity!

Dress  Date: ca. 1839-41 Culture: American

Summer Dress from America, 1840 Metropolitan Museum of Art Although far from the gauzy white muslin dresses of the early Regency period, similar white cotton dresses remained popular throughout the.

Dress  Date: ca. 1840 Culture: American Medium: cotton

Summer Dress from America, 1840 Metropolitan Museum of Art Although far from the gauzy white muslin dresses of the early Regency period, similar white cotton dresses remained popular throughout the.

Wedding Dress, England, 1840.  Wedding dress in old gold satin with shoulder cape edged with white swansdown.

Wedding dress 1840 English Wedding dress in old gold satin with shoulder cape edged with white swans-down.

Dress  Date: 1843 Culture: American Medium: silk

ress Date: 1843 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 51 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Philip Tear, Richard Tear and Alice Tear Copeland, 1995 Accession Number:

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