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Dresses over the Decades: Women's Fashion in the Nineteenth Century

Presented by The Gibson House Museum at Online/Virtual Space

Mar 22 2022
Dresses over the Decades: Women's Fashion in the Nineteenth Century

House of Worth Dress, ca. 1880s, the Gibson House Museum Collection

Join the Gibson House Museum for a virtual talk discussing the specifics of women’s fashion from 1860 to 1900 using examples from the Gibson House Museum collections.

​Bustles. Puffed sleeves. Corsets. Our image of nineteenth-century women’s clothing is of big, complicated dresses with constricting undergarments. Join us to dig deeper into the specifics of women’s fashion and how it changed between 1860 and 1900. Together, Cate Carver, Gibson House and Historic New England guide and fashion expert, and Gibson House Curator Meghan Gelardi Holmes will examine dresses from each decade, including examples from the museum's collection, and consider how

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