1. An 1855 evening ensemble with an elaborate 7-layer flounced skirt decorated with flowers and stripes. The introduction of the cage crinoline in the 1850s allowed skirts to reach enormous sizes. It also saw a vogue for horizontal stripes which echoed the structure of the new crinolines.

    An 1855 evening ensemble with an elaborate 7-layer flounced skirt decorated with flowers and stripes. The introduction of the cage crinoline in the 1850s allowed skirts to reach enormous sizes. It also saw a vogue for horizontal stripes which echoed the structure of the new crinolines.

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    godfuckingdamn. Why was I not alive back then?
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    I want to go to the ball wearing something like this
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    I love this.
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