Rose-patterned sheer cotton voile gown has a rounded neckline with very full bodice, set-in waistband, and cartridge-pleated skirt. The short fitted sleeves are hidden by two layers of widely-flared ruffles, and the dress has fine lace trim at neckline and sleeve edges. Hook and eye closure at the back with added draw-string adjustment at the neck. Circa 1860.
DARK ROSE SILK FASHION GOWN & BONNET. One-piece gown of dark rose silk has fitted waist, flat front with v-shaped bodice, inset sleeves, fitted back with billowy draped folds and extended train, dark red velvet band and back waist, ruching detail around neck, sleeves, bodice front and skirt, two dark red velvet bows adorning the front, fully-lined, front hook-eye closing, 4” shoulder width, 12” front length; includes matching velvet bonnet with bead and floral trim.