Favorite decades: 1910's, 1800's, 1870's
Favorite artists: Anthony van Dyck, Giovanni Boldini, Henry Fuseli, Thomas Lawrence
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Dress, 1875-79 Paris, Kent State
Visiting dress, 1875-82 US (Connecticut)
Court (?) dress, late 1870’s
Hand-painted reception dress, ca 1878
Wedding dress, 1878-1880
Reception dress, 1878-80
Reception dress, ca 1878
Trousseau dress, 1878 US, the Wadsworth Atheneum
A trousseau dress is an alternative dress worn by the bride in the days after her wedding. As you can tell from this one, they were nice but not too elaborate. Reception or “second-day” fit into this category.