Ball Dress, 1820 via the Met (click though link)- with a hat tip to OMGThatDress

Ball Dress, December 1816, La Belle Assemblee. 


Visiting Dress from 1845 to 1850, The Met

Cabinet des Modes, October 1841. 

I know they aren’t exactly the same, but I couldn’t help but see the similarity!


Evening dress ca. 1840 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

I’ve been thinking about starting a feature that pairs fashion plates with extant gowns, and I couldn’t resist this opportunity! ¬†Obviously she’s covering her bodice with her shawl, but I have to think it looks a little bit like this!

(via justaprettybird)