Civil War Era Fashion Plate - May 1862 Peterson's Magazine
Fashions for May
Fig 1 - Walking Dress of Grayish Blue Silk - The skirt is trimmed with seven bands of black velvet. The body is high and plain; the sleeves are loose, but somewhat shaped to the arm, and trimmed with four bands of black velvet. Bonnet of white silk, trimmed inside and out with pansies.
Fig 2 - House Dress of Nankeen-Colored Foulard - The skirt has a narrow bias band around the bottom edged with white. The pointed belt is braided and edged with white. Over the low body is worn a high white body of jaconet, plaited down the front. The collar and cuffs of this body are made of foulard, braided. Head-dress composed of blue velvet bows.