"Damassé silk and satin evening toilette. This stylish toilette for full-dress occasions has a basque, long apron, and flowing train of Isabelle yellow brocaded satin, with darker golden brown plush laid in pleats beneath the apron front and under the train. The square neck of the basque has a full frill of white point duchesse lace. The sleeves are gracefully caught up inside the arm. A full pleated muslin balayeuse is used in the train instead of a separate trained petticoat. The fringe is of amber beads on crimped silk." From Harper's Bazar, 1881. [Courtesy of Dover Books.]
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