Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - June 1859 Peterson's Magazine
Fashions for June
Fig 1 - Carriage Dress of Grenadine, with a double skirt. The ground of the dress is white, sprinkled over with bunches of roses, and each skirt is bordered with a broad, green stripe, edged with a wreath of bright-colored flowers. Shawl of white muslin with a deep flounce, in which is run a green ribbon. Above the flounce are two worked ruffles. Bonnet of fine straw, trimmed with pink flowers and green leaves.
Fig 2 - Carriage Dress of silk of the new color known as the "Violet of the Alps." This dress is made with two skirts, each trimmed with rows of black lace. The body is high, and fastened at the waist with a band and buckle. The sleeves are very full at the top, with a jockey, and made partially close above the wrist. Both body and sleeves are trimmed with bands of black lace. Bonnet of white crape.