Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash. This is the kind of dress I imagine Mary Challoner from Heyer's Devil's Cub would wear.

Ensemble, accessorized. ca. 1775   Culture: American   Medium: silk  Metropolitan Museum of Art

Silk Ensemble, Accessorized -- Circa 1775 -- American -- The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute

Rear view, levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Rear view, round gown, The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Wedding dresses at the V&A - in pictures

Silk brocade gown and petticoat, silk covered straw hat and silk satin shoes, 1780 Worn by Jane Bailey for her marriage to James Wickham Image reproduced by kind permission of the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum. Photograph by John Chase.

Martha Washington's Silk Gown by Jeff Kubina, via Flickr

cent American - with matching closed bodice and closed skirt - Martha Washington's Silk Gown

Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Levite or round gown, The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash. This is the kind of dress I imagine Mary Challoner from Heyer's Devil's Cub would wear.

Dress: ca. 1760-1790, copperplate printed linen in a floral pattern. Shown with fichu and engageantes.  Worn by Deborah Sampson (Gannett), (1760-1827), possibly as her wedding dress.

Dress with blue floral pattern on cream ground. ~ ~ Copperplate printed linen ~ Worn by Deborah Sampson possibly as her wedding dress.

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