This dress was worn by the donor's grandmother, Mrs. James Bonner Collins, to a White House Reception for James Buchanan Its elegance is enhanced by the unique inclusion of a plain stripe textile in the pleats of the skirt
1811 British Ball gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - The use of a sheer overlay on this gown and the light colours lend themselves well to the Regency-era silhouette of a high waist and straight skirt.
1857 Back - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt) in taffeta blue. ____ The bodice is closed in front by 7 by 4 hooks and stiff short battens (one front, one rear and two sides). Waist bodice of about 62 cm.