Cranberry brocade bodice and maroon silk taffeta skirt. 1974 gift from Mrs. Fitch Cheney to the University of Connecticut Historical Clothing and Textile Collection. (William Benton Museum of Art - Press Images)
The teagown was intended to be worn at home while greeting receiving people. As with most other century garments it did not require the wearer to don a corset underneath. This level of comfort was only permissible in one's own home
This is an example of a fashionable summer day dress of the late Typical of the period are the full ‘pagoda’ sleeves and the bodice gathered from the shoulders into the lower front waist. Tiered skirts were popular in the
Dress 1805-1810 The Victoria & Albert Museum (OMG that dress!)
Regency gown Place of origin: France (possibly, made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.
Dress Date: ca. 1850 Culture: British Medium: silk, flax Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L. Crowley Bequests, 1983 Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Evening dress Maison Laferriere About Paris Figured satin, decorated with imitation pearls, diamantes and spangles; net is modern replacement History of Fashion 1900 - 1970 - Victoria and Albert Museum