"Evening toilette. This tasteful evening dress is of black Chambéry gauze with gold-colored stripes, made over black silk. The skirt has the new fan train (just introduced by Worth), with a triple pleat in the lower part of the back breadth. The stripes on the front breadth are arranged diagonally. The apron over-skirt is very long and trimmed up the sides to the tournure. Round Josephine waist with square neck — a favorite style for new evening dresses. The trimming is the new appliqué embroidery of silk and chenille on tulle, and represents scarlet, yellow, and black roses. The flowers of the corsage and in the hair are artificial. Belt and long loops of scarlet ribbon. Heavy gold jewelry." From Harper's Bazar 1873. Courtesy of Dover Books.
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