Fashions of the Gilded Age: Undergarments, bodices, skirts, overskirts, polonaises, and day dresses, 1877-1882
Lavolta Press, 2004 - Antiques & Collectibles - 469 pages
This set contains a complete wardrobe of authentic women's styles from the late 1870s and early 1880s. This "natural form" silhouette, with its slender bodice, graceful drapery, and flowing train, is one of the most elegant of the 19th century. It is a rich pattern source for those who create period costume for theater, film, living history, reenactment, bridal wear, or dolls. It's a valuable identification and dating tool for costume historians and vintage clothing collectors.