Delicate muslin dress (circa 1805) Empire waistline gently decorated at the hemline and under the bustline with red embroidery

Delicate muslin dress (circa 1805) Empire waistline gently decorated at the hemline and under the bustline with red embroidery

Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works. Our American muslin is what the English call "calico."

Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works. Our American muslin is what the English call "calico."

"Fashion took its inspiration from the arts in striving for a nude ideal, which brought out the natural beauty of the human form. In women’s fashion it was said, “nakedness dresses woman best." Women wore thin muslin dresses which even today look like nighties.

"Fashion took its inspiration from the arts in striving for a nude ideal, which brought out the natural beauty of the human form. In women’s fashion it was said, “nakedness dresses woman best." Women wore thin muslin dresses which even today look like nighties.

MUSLIN DRESS WITH HISTORICIZING TRIM  English, ca. 1800-05    The striking combination of bright yellow and rich, dark brown in this elegant, early nineteenth-century dress reflects the contemporary interest in the colors of antiquity. The widespread vogue for white muslin notwithstanding, women’s clothing depicted in fashion plates and paintings also incorporated vivid and complementary hues inspired by Greek, Etruscan and Pompeian sources. In England, the prevailing neoclassical silhouette…

MUSLIN DRESS WITH HISTORICIZING TRIM English, ca. 1800-05 The striking combination of bright yellow and rich, dark brown in this elegant, early nineteenth-century dress reflects the contemporary interest in the colors of antiquity. The widespread vogue for white muslin notwithstanding, women’s clothing depicted in fashion plates and paintings also incorporated vivid and complementary hues inspired by Greek, Etruscan and Pompeian sources. In England, the prevailing neoclassical silhouette…

Muslin dress, c. 1845  The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.

Muslin dress, c. 1845 The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.

Pink cotton dress muslin dress maxi dress vintage dress 70s

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Pink cotton dress muslin dress maxi dress vintage dress 70s

Page: Marie Antoinette in a Muslin dress  Artist: Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun  Completion Date: 1783  Style: Rococo  Genre: portrait

Page: Marie Antoinette in a Muslin dress Artist: Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Brun Completion Date: 1783 Style: Rococo Genre: portrait

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