Day Dress: ca. 1822, English, silk organdy with silk satin stripe. "This style was sometimes found in the period of transition between the high-waist Empire style dresses of the early 19th century and the popular styles of the following period. The waistline approaches the natural waist position, while flounces and padding at the bottom of the skirt add weight to the thin and soft silk dress to create a beautiful skirt line. In the 1830s skirts came to have perfect bell shapes."