Embroidered white cotton dress, early This dainty dress anticipates the change from the Neoclassical to the Romantic period. The waist is still high as in the Empire style, The endearing simplicity of the early Romantic period .
Jane Austen would have worn this style dress. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, whitework became the favored embellishment for fashionable Grecian-style gowns, the latest fashion, with low necks and high waists.
Dress 1812 The Victoria & Albert Museum (OMG that dress!)
Baby's embroidered cotton broadcloth dress, possibly American, c. The peerless embroidery is executed in wool floss. The Persian-style Tree of Life design on the skirt front is borrowed from the Indian palampores exported to Europe in the century.