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As the Romantic era arrived, clothing became more complex and increasingly structured. Decorative excess replaced the previous design simplicity. Horizontal hem treatments added focus to skirts, wide lapels created shoulder emphasis, and sleeves and shoulders were further emphasized with extended wings.
Surface ornamentation, color, and print abounded. Three-dimensional effects in trimmings were achieved through padding. The waistline dropped much closer to its natural spot and was often accentuated by a wide belt. Pelisses and Spencer jackets continued to be worn for warmth.
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c. 1820 silk dress, British
c. 1820 silk ball gown, American
c. 1820 silk gown
1820 - 1825 silk gown with rouleau trim
c. 1822 silk dress, British
c. 1825 silk pelisse, British
1825 cotton pelisse
1820s fancy straw bonnet
1820s fuchsia silk bodice or Spencer
1820s purple plaid silk gown from the Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection