10 dress Silk 19th century ideas

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Gown, 1805-1815, textile: English; garment: American

Woman’s back-fastening gown made from a shot or changeable plain weave silk (with a blue warp and a peach weft). This simple intersection of the yarn binding created a dynamic visual effect to an otherwise plain textile. The garment’s construction features a square neckline, high waistline, and detachable long sleeves. Basted onto the dress, the straight-cut sleeve extensions provided a more formal daytime garment. When removed, the garment became an evening gown suitable for a or ball or gat… See more