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Friday, June 18, 2010

White Evening Dress, The World of Fashion, 1838

The World of Fashion; February 1838
EVENING DRESSES.
Fig. 2--White satin robe, the border finidhed with a deep flounce of real lace, and the front of the skirt trimmed en tablier with lace ; it is terminated upon the flounce by a knot of oiseau ribbon and a flower. The eorsage deeply pointed at bottom, and draped à la Sevigné at top, is ornamented on the shoulder with knots of ribbon ; the drapery of the corsage is formed of reseau, as is also the biais that ornament the sleeves. The latter are terminated with lace manchettes à la Venitiennne. Head-dress of hair, ornamented with flowers.

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