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Evening dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American or European Medium: silk

Evening dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 in.

Evening dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American or European Medium: silk

Evening dress Date: ca. 1842 Culture: American or European Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 56 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1975 Accession Number:

As the description of this 1845 dress on the FIT Museum site explains, there was a paradox in the fashion of this period: the ideal woman was much plumper than is considered stylish today, but had a very small waist. The pointed bodice helped create the illusion, as of course did lacing one's corset tightly!

Medium: Striped ivory silk and ivory net Date: Country: USA Object Number: The Museum at FIT - Online Collections

OMG that dress! Evening Dress  1848  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1848 Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 58 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 14 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Met matching pelerine

Evening Dress, Evening Gown, Splendid Evening Dress Design, Fashion Designer, Evening Dress Designer, Miracle Gown    Evening dress  Date: ca. 1872 Culture: American Medium: cotton

Date: ca. 1872 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 58 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Amelia Beard Hollenback, 1966

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