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Evening Dress c. 1850-India?, White mullin; mullin on silk satin for bodice; floral motif embroidered with jewel beetle elytra and gold thread; matching shawl. (from Kyoto Costume Institute)

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1850s Day dress | Tätmönstrad in bright blue on a white ground, low-cut neck and long, wide sleeves with ruffles, three ruffles on the skirt. | KULTUREN

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A common feature of 1850's and very early 1860's sidesaddle riding habits is the jacket style bodice with a long basque and peplum. As shown in this 1855 French fashion plate from Le Follet magazine, the bodice of a habit could either be jacket style and worn over a blouse or a regular fitted high necked bodice with a long basque and peplum.

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1850s, not 1860s, but still too pretty not to post. :) http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/.a/6a01156f47abbe970c0120a876244b970b-pi

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