Dress  Date: ca. 1865

1865 French Silk evening dress at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - If you click the pin, you will see that this is actually an example of a transformation dress. Such a dress was made up of three pieces: a skirt, a day bodice and an evening bodi

Gown with sash/stole, 1860s. Two-piece white dotted Swiss cotton, boned bodice with short puffed sleeves, front buttons and bobbin lace trim, lined in ivory silk under white cotton. Unlined skirt has gauged gathers with ribbon waistband, hem ruffle trimmed with embroidered net band, self sash. Whitaker Auctions

Gown with sash/stole, Two-piece white dotted Swiss cotton, boned bodice with short puffed sleeves, front buttons and bobbin lace trim, lined in ivory silk under white cotton.

Emile Pingat. Silk Ball Gown. 1860. French.

Ball gown Emile Pingat (French, active Date: ca. 1860 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mary Pierrepont Beckwith, 1969 Accession Number: b (VIEW

A black and white striped and dotted dress, 1860s or early 1870s. From Kerry Taylor/Live Auctioneers.

A black and white striped and dotted dress, or early From Kerry Taylor/Live Auctioneers when they were providing only tiny pics of their goodies. Pic on upper right is of the back of the skirt.

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