Timeline 1: 1830-1869

 

1830

large hats;
sloping shoulders widened and accented by berthe;
large, puffed sleeves;
A-line ankle-length skirts;
heel-less shoes laced with ribbon

1847

small bonnets framing the face;
sloping, narrow shoulders, not accented;
bodice closely follows figure;
dome-shaped floor-length skirts with crinoline

1852

bonnets framing the face;
sloping, narrow shoulders;
large fichus;
crinoline emphasises backside

1858

small hats, bonnets set back on head;
V-line bodice with pagoda sleeves;
crinoline reaches maximum circumference & spreads to all sides like a dome

1865

small hats, bonnets set back on head;
straight sleeves;
crinoline still large, spreads mostly to back

1869

small hats tilted towards forehead;
straight sleeves;
square necklines;
crinoline emphasises backside;
polonaise draperies