Silk faille wedding gown, circa 1870s. Embroidered front panel on skirt repeated on bodice in flowers and vines. Square neckline on stayed bodice with hand Brussels lace trim and crochet ball buttons. One-piece dress with waistband closing in back. Draped and gathered detailing with swags and box pleats in back and train. Lined in netting with dust ruffle interior hem. via Extant Gowns.
Circa 1880 Dress. Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of solid brown and bustle ties.