Posted by: Karlee A. Turner | March 26, 2012

March 26, 2012 and Godey’s

Mary Brewster (1847), Mary Lawrence (1858), and Eliza Williams (1860) did not make journal entries for this date.

Godey’s Fashion Plate 39. December 1867.

Fig. a. Visiting dress of green Irish poplin, trimmed with velvet bands, guipure lace, and jet ornaments. Bonnet of black velvet, with a fall of black lace. Fig. b.  Evening dress of deep violet silk, trimmed on the edge of the skirt by pinked, box-plaited ruffle with a silk band studded with large beads or buttons. The overdress is striped violet-and-white silk, trimmed with bands of violet silk studded with beads, and Cluny lace. The low, square corsage is filled in with fluting of French muslin. The wreath is of violets with frosted foliage. Fig. c. Reception dress of Bismarck silk, with overskirt of black silk trimmed with narrow velvet and jet ornaments. The corsage is black silk, and the sleeves are Bismarck trimmed with gimp. Satin bonnet, with jet. Fig. d.  Blue silk dinner dress with three full puffs and a pinked ruching of white silk at the hem. The overskirt is cut in deep scallops, finished with a row of lace. Pieces of black velvet trimmed with jet buttons extend down each gore of the upper skirt. The corsage is low and square, filled in by fulling of white silk. Fig e.  Dinner dress of light magenta silk, with a very long train. The upper skirt is slashed and trimmed with velvet and a deep silk-and-chenille fringe. The corsage is cut low and square, and worn with a thin muslin chemisette edged with Cluny lace.


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