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This site discusses fashion from the 1830s-1850s, noting that women spent much time planning, sewing, and changing their many layers of clothing -- and that fashion changed quickly. bluebethley

These Empire fashions at the turn of the century were often little more than sheer nightgowns. The practical solution to the discomfort of lighter clothing was to simply adopt the warm undergarment called pantaloons and already worn by men.

The red dress it stunning and I think i have seen a similar design for an Edwardian dress. which is no surprise, there's a a lot of similarity between the fashions of the two time periods

A strikingly elegant 1820s Pelisse Coat. women wore these in the 19th century like a coat we would wear now a days, in the winter , over just about anything