Must have Tuesday-1800s

Front view.

Like I have said before…this era is not my favorite…to much like night gowns.  But, I am insanely attracted to shiny things so this dress I like.  It goes without saying that I’d wear something under that frothy mosquito netting.  It is dated as 1805-10.

Look at that train. Almost makes you not notice the big butt!

Interesting how they did that side seam.  Hangs like it is cut on the bias.  Or may be it is just the photograph.

Wow! You could make a statement leaving a room in this dress!

And now for the best part!

Close up of the shiny bits!

I’m not envisioning a machine doing this in that day and age so some poor souls were doing this by hand for 14 hours a day in possibly dark, miserable conditions.  How on God’s green earth did they get it so perfectly balanced?  They didn’t even have iron on stencils then!  Guess that is why it was so valuable and that is why it is still around today.  It was only worn once or twice for special occasions…not while sweeping out the hearth.



6 thoughts on “Must have Tuesday-1800s

  1. Shirley A Victorian says:

    Its beautiful .. just not something I could wear. I like doing needle work, but thats just a little too much. I’ll stick with the looks later in the century.

  2. I love the close-up!

  3. SriLankanin日本 says:

    I don’t know why but I just love this style >.< Thank you for posting!

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