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Going away dress and matching cape, (without cape)   1838 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Newly wedded couples change into “going away” outfits before leaving their reception.  This tradition is fading in most places, but it’s still hanging on here in the South.

Going away dress and matching cape, 1838 US, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Newly wedded couples change into “going away” outfits before leaving their reception. This tradition is fading in most.

Collection | Manchester Art Gallery

Collection | Manchester Art Gallery

Historical Dress - Late 1830's John Bright Collection

fripperiesandfobs: “ Dress with detachable sleeves, late From the John Bright Historic Costume Collection ”

Dress, Britain, 1827-1829, woven silk tobine, trimmed with silk satin, lined with cotton

Dress

Dress: ca. fabric woven ca. brocaded silk tobine trimmed with silk satin, lined with glazed cotton.

1830s Day Dress, Full Sleeves, Gathered High Waist, Woven Chequered Fabric.  whitakerauction.smugmug.com

woven plaid day dress, Tasha Tudor, puffed long sleeves ending in piped and box pleated inset waistband, back steel hook & eye closure, bodice lined with muslin

Evening dress, 1828-29    From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Not exactly "mid-century", but close enough to the look, which I have been including on this board. Circa evening dress via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress: ca. 1836, cotton/silk changeable fabric, armscye and sleeve seams are piped, the skirt and sleeves are lined with loosely woven cotton, the bodice is lined with glazed cotton.  Object Number: 2001.49.9

Circa 1836 dress: cotton/silk changeable fabric, armscye and sleeve seams are piped, the skirt and sleeves are lined with loosely woven cotton, the bodice is lined with glazed cotton.

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