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Dress worn by Elizabeth Richards at her marriage to John S. Parmelee in Newport, New Hampshire, January 19, 1839. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Wedding dress of light gray-green figured silk and matching cape, American, Worn by Elizabeth Richards at her marriage to John S. Parmelee in Newport, New Hampshire, January

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 places, but it’s still hanging on here in the South.    Dress (a) and matching cape (b) of grayish-olive-green silk with fancy-woven stripes with lines of white; fitted bodice, pointed in front; widely flaring neck; fullness across bust in unpressed pleats; long sleeves with fine pleats

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.

dress ca. 1838 via The Museum of Fine Art, Boston

dress ca. 1838 via The Museum of Fine Art, Boston

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.

Wedding Dress and Pelerine Date Made 1835 Object Number 1911-10-0 Comment Worn by Mary Stone Bryan when she wed Samuel Peck in Orange, CT

Tan silk wedding dress with matching scalloped-edge pelerine, American, Worn by Mary Stone Bryan when she wed Samuel Peck in Orange, CT.

cotton and muslin day dress, 1835 - Live Auctioneers Auction

A printed cotton and muslin day dress, circa in peppermint green and white stripes with floral roundels.

Pelisse, silk taffeta trimmed with self-fabric piping and tulle with applied silk satin, c. 1825, probably French.  Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no. C.I.50.8.15

Pelisse, silk taffeta trimmed with self-fabric piping and tulle with applied silk satin, c. Metropolitan Museum of Art accession no.

Dress 1837 met museum. I love this kind of dress apart from the huge puff in the middle of the sleeve.

Focus on the sleeves, this style of sleeve if called a Gigot/ Leg Mutton Sleeve. These sleeves mimicked the leg of a lamb, super tight on arms then super loose of upper sleeves.