Clothing Answers

What did Women wear in the 1840's?

First off its not as simple as a dress, there were several layers.
in order:
the drawers which are thin,lacy,cotton,knee length capris
then a chemise or slip
then a corset
oh and stockings
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Layer 2:
shoes
then like a bonnet
a dress or shirt and blouse
a kerchief (to cover there nipples)
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Layer 3:
sunhat
shawl
maybe gloves
maybe basket
Hots dresses