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Girl w/ Parasol Quilt Pattern Pillow ~ Handmade Applique ~ Calico : Romancing The Past | Ruby Lane
Ladies quite commonly entertained guests in their boudoirs while dressed in comfortable, but concealing gowns and robes. Undress was more comfortable, more casual, much warmer, and cheaper than Half Dress or Full Dress. Basically, it is any dress halfway between Undress and Full Dress. In modern terms it might be thought of as dressy casual or casual business attire in terms of formality, if not style. Full dress was worn for the most formal occasions — evening concerts and card parties, soirees, balls, and court occasions.