French Silk Ball Dress

Evening gowns of the mid-1840s were worn off the shoulder and featured short tight sleeves with either puff decorations or lace trimming.

Showcased is a marvelous young lady’s Victorian ball dress.  The French silk evening gown features short tight sleeves ornamented with puffs, lace and silk ribbon — characteristic of the mid-1840s. The exquisite Victorian fabric is a rose pink moiré silk patterned with blossoms and leaves.