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From 1810 to 1820, while the simpler lines of the previous decade continued, dresses became slightly more structured, featuring padded hems and firmer fabrics such as twills and some taffeta. Soft colors returned after a 10-year absence. Sleeves grew fuller at the shoulder, and high waists endured but lowered slightly as the years went by.
Skirt hems widened ever so slightly. Trimmings (often in the same fabric as the dress) were used extensively.
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1810 - 1814 silk dress with metallic trim
1810 - 1815 figured silk gown
c. 1815 cotton dress, American
c. 1815 silk velvet Spencer jacket from the Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection
1819 silk damask pelisse