With a plethora of events this December, I found myself without anything to wear, quite literally, since the majority of my 19th century wardrobe is on display in another state. Despite the fact that wearing only a corset and chemise would cover as much as many modern party dresses, it did seem a bit outre.
Having determined that wearing real clothing, to the Hartford Holiday Ball and also to Fezziwig's Ball in Salem, was my best option , it was time for a dress.
After some delays, I was left with a week to get everything done, for Hartford I had it mostly wearable. Continuing with the theme of full body coverage, as many accessories as seemed reasonable were worn, and then the unreasonable ones were put on top of that.
|An 1830s dress...|
|With a silk taffeta bodice with velvet stripes...|
|A silk organza skirt and ruffle trimmed/bound with silk taffeta...and pretending to play the piano|
|Vintage lace and pattern matching..and the giant comb|
|Happy curls...and looking demure by the Christmas tree|
This past weekend we dropped by the Gibson House in Back Bay for their open house. For which I wore a fantastically loud dress from the HSBM exhibit, also redecorated a hat with some teal velvet ribbon and gray moire. It also has streamers.