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During the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, women around the world wore clothing that was very similar no matter where they lived. From France and England, the hotspots of Europe that dictated what was fashionable and what was not, to the newly formed states of America and beyond, women’s style stayed connected internationally. And there was perhaps no more common piece of attire found in a historical woman’s closet than a plain, simply dress.
Dresses were a staple for women of any era and any location. During the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, women’s dresses were long and covered almost the entire body from neck to ankle. Sewn from linen and cotton, a typical woman’s dress featured modest necklines and long sleeves, with hemlines that reached the ground. Even younger girls donned the same style, wearing ankle length homemade dresses that mimicked the style so popular for women. Atop their dresses, women and girls alike donned bonnets to protect their faces, aprons to protect their dress fronts, and other accessories to spruce up their look.
You can capture the colorful yet simple fashion of women’s traditional dress with this historically accurate period dress costume. This black dress evokes the traditional style of colonial, pioneer, and Victorian women who braved the trials of their time period. Your dress is designed with a lined bodice, a full skirt, and a zipper back.
An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of historical clothing, this women’s black period dress is authentic to the fashion and style of women through the centuries of history. This high-quality costume dress can be used for a period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply a fun day of dressing up to experience life as a woman in an important era of history. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this women’s period dress is built to last.
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Self: 100% Polyster Lining: 65% Polyester 35% Cotton Broadcloth
* Most items made from polyester/cotton blend treat as polyester.
* Most items made from polyester can be machine washed and dried.
* Use warm water and add a fabric softener to the final rinse cycle.
* Machine dry at low temperature setting and remove articles as soon as the tumbling cycle is complete.
* If ironing is needed, use a moderately warm iron.
* Most items made from polyester can be dry-cleaned.