Dress 1836, British, Made of silk. Taupe silk with lighter beige striping, and exquisitely embroidered with floral sprigs. Classic elements of gowns of this period: boat neckline, massive puffed sleeves attach to the bodice from drop shoulders, cinched waist and full gathered skirt.
Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum
CHANGEABLE SILK BROCADE GOWN, c. 1855. 1-piece grey with blue and platinum floral, boned bodice having pleated open bell sleeve and capelet decorated with fringed ribbon and self piping, lace under-sleeves and collar, full skirt with front pleats and back gauged gathers, brown linen bodice lining, pocket and hem backing.