The broad, scooped neckline along with a low, pointed waist over a very full skirt emphasize the tiny waist so fashionable at the time.  It was worn by Louisa Jane Dearing who married Henry Edmondston (1834-1896), December 1859. Also pictured is Henry’s white satin wedding vest is embroidered with lovely floral sprays.

HT 4525 and HT 2755 The Charleston Museum