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Victorian Dress: bodily bounderies, reform, and the bloomer

Gift of Mariette Newman Fitch, © 2013 The Connecticut Historical Society. I think I need this wrapper.

Girls dress c1835.  Adolescent girl's dress of white cotton with a woven stripe, cylinder-printed with a trumpet-shaped floral design. 38in long. Connecticut historical society

Girls dress Adolescent girl's dress of white cotton with a woven stripe, cylinder-printed with a trumpet-shaped floral design.

Dress, ca 1845, wool, L: 53in. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Laura MacElroy, N1366.1943.

Collection’s Highlight: Woman’s Dress This piece is a classic style. This dress is built to hold the very restricted body shape. This shape require a corset that would tighten the breast.

brown wool `Amazone' or riding habit, circa 1835-8, the one-piece gown with triple row of satin covered buttons to the bodice, broad collar, the sleeves with pleated mancherons, elongated skirt for riding side-saddle, lined in brown cotton

brown wool `Amazone' or riding habit, circa 1835-8, the one-piece gown with triple row of satin covered buttons to the bodice, broad collar, the sleeves with pleated mancherons, elongated skirt for riding side-saddle, lined in brown cotton

February 14 2017 at 06:45AM from historicaldress

Long-sleeved, floral printed gown with natural waistline and full skirt, with matching pereline ca. Source: The John Bright Collection

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