Promenade dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Four Seasons," April 8, 1997–August 17, 1997.The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "In Style: Celebrating Fifty Years of the Costume Institute," November 17, 1987–April 17, 1988
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Dressing the Part, Post Two: Undergarments
Ladies undergarments of the mid-19th century might seem overwhelming at first. I know I was overwhelmed - it seemed like so much more than I was used to! But every garment has a purpose and function and without one there is a deficiency in the overall look and behavior of the final outfit. Each piece is necessary to the final look. As Mrs. Clark has said, proper undergarments are the foundation of our mid-19th century wardrobe. They really do give you the proper appearance if made and fitted…
1855–65 Petticoat. The motif of the eyelet embroidery illustrates the enduring fascination with the paisley motif. The boteh, or paisley, originated in Persia and was disseminated to the Western world through Indian shawls which were at the height of popularity at this time. As was customary, the name of the owner was handwritten in ink for purposes of indentifying ownership for laundering.
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Wedding ensemble | American | The Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Costumes - 18th and 19th Century," March 1955–August 1955.The Long Island Museum. "To Love and To Cherish," April 21, 1991–June 21, 1991.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute
Green Plaid 1860's Dress for Winter Quarters
Last week we had the opportunity to attend an event at a local park and I was quite excited about going! However, I was sorely disappointed when I tried on my dresses and found that they no longer fit very well - I have lost some weight with this pregnancy so far (due to extreme morning sickness) and decided I needed to make a new gown! The problem was the time - I had about three days in which to get one made! (Lesson: Never wait til a few days before an event to try on your outfit!) I made…