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1857 Promenade Dress
Worn over a full, round hoop skirt, this  afternoon costume evokes memories of
a Scarlet O’Hara pre-Civil War dress. The two-piece dress sports the wide pagoda sleeves  popular during the 1850s. The original  moiré-striped silk taffeta gown with silk fringe was worn by the wife of a Wisconsin congressman.

Notes on Late 1850s Fashion

Sizes: SMALL (8-10-12) and Large (14-16-18)

Price $19.95

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