1866-69 Reception Dress | Silk moire trimmed with torchon lace. Belt fastens with hooks & eyes under the rosette. Sleeves have self-fabric petals accented with clear glass dangles. The same bobbles trimming the sleeves also trim the bodice front. They are non functioning, the bodice closes with hooks & eyelets. White muslin lines the dress entirely. Hem is finished with gray wool hem tape. Skirt closes at left front | Bust 34": Waist 26": Skirt Circumference 205" | via All The Pretty Dresses
Reception Dress 1865, silk moire trimmed w/handmade torchon lace. Long lappets on collar rear - 1865/66 trend. Lace-trimmed belt, self-fabric rosette. Sleeves have self-fabric petals at tops trimmed with lace & accented w/clear glass dangles. Same bobbles on bodice front, non-functioning. Bodice closes w/hooks & eyes. Piped armholes. Fully lined w/white muslin. Grey wool hem tape. Left front closure. Pocket right side seam, watch pocket in waistband. bust 34" waist 26, skirt circ 205"
White on white afternoon dress, 1865. Unbleached linen with a frieze entrelac pattern in white braid on the edges, pockets, and cuffs. Worn with a bolero-style jacket or loose-fitting overcoat. Via Drouot Auctions.