Dress: England, 1845-49 • Silk plain weave with warp-float patterning, printed, silk lace, and silk passementerie
"By the mid-1840s, dresses with sloped shoulders, tight bodices with fitted sleeves, and fuller skirts mirrored the similarly constricting social norms of the early Victorian woman. Bodices often included rows of pleat extending over the shoulder to the eaist in a pronounced V-shape that pointed to the wide, cartridge-pleated skirt
Bonnet: England, 1845. Straw with silk-ribbon trim.