Dress: ca. 1845, white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace. "'proper young women, 'never go into a passion, have no will of their own, never laugh out loud, or go anywhere without a gentleman, or take cheese at dinner.'"
Dress. 1795-1805. Museo del Traje. In the Keira Knightly version of "Pride and Prejudice", Caroline Bingley wears a sleeveless gown at a formal party. I had never seen a sleeveless neoclassical gown and thought it was the costume designer taking a few liberties. This dress proves that the style did exist.
A whitework embroidered empire-line muslin dress, circa 1805. with woven self-stripes and vertically embroidered foliate bands, nice back detailing with four Dorset buttons, slightly trained hem, bodice with internal linen narrow front closure flaps and remains of triangular front bodice panels. - See more at: http://kerrytaylorauctions.com/one-item/?id=119&sub&auctionid=402#sthash.GXni9oLC.dpuf