Dress (round gown) c. 1795. Italian. White silk taffeta brocade one-piece dress; green silk and gold embroidery and sequins; pin-tucks at top of front; fly fringe and tassel ornamentation. Kyoto Institute.
From 1810 to 1820 dresses became slightly more structured with padded hems and firmer fabrics, such as twills and even some taffeta. Soft colors returned to fashion after a 10-year absence. Sleeves began to grow fuller at the shoulder and high waists endured throughout this period but lowered slightly as the years went by.
CHANGEANTE SILK GOWN, 1795-1805, Green & gold silk tqaffeta, square neckline, draw string back neckline, very high narrow inset waistband, CB knife pleated into waistband, tubular long sleeves, small train I Augusta Auctions