This dress is considered part of the Crinoline era because it has very deep flounces and tiers. It is off the shoulder and is covered in flowers. The crinoline period had a lot of spanish influence and that is where the flounces and the flowers originated from.

This dress is considered part of the Crinoline era because it has very deep flounces and tiers. It is off the shoulder and is covered in flowers. The crinoline period had a lot of spanish influence and that is where the flounces and the flowers originated from.

Circa 1859-1860 Evening Dress made of Silk Plain Weave Taffeta with Warp-and-Weft Float Patterning, American. Via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Circa 1859-1860 Evening Dress made of Silk Plain Weave Taffeta with Warp-and-Weft Float Patterning, American. Via The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

LACMA Traveling Jacket Embroidered in India for the England market, circa 1865 Costumes Cashmere, silk, embroidered Center back length: 28 3/4 in. (73.025 cm)

LACMA Traveling Jacket Embroidered in India for the England market, circa 1865 Costumes Cashmere, silk, embroidered Center back length: 28 3/4 in. (73.025 cm)

Day dress, 1850s, British, (Lancashire), one-piece blue-grey taffeta (changeable shot-silk) brocaded with a repeat of tiny dots and abstract devices, the bodice decorated with black cord, clear and black beads, long sleeve with narrow cap and two puffed bands, sleeve and full, pleated skirt hemmed in black velvet, hook closures with bound holes in silk, muslin lining. B-33, W-23, L-58. From Whitaker Auctions

Day dress, 1850s, British, (Lancashire), one-piece blue-grey taffeta (changeable shot-silk) brocaded with a repeat of tiny dots and abstract devices, the bodice decorated with black cord, clear and black beads, long sleeve with narrow cap and two puffed bands, sleeve and full, pleated skirt hemmed in black velvet, hook closures with bound holes in silk, muslin lining. B-33, W-23, L-58. From Whitaker Auctions

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