The American Civil War Era (mid-1800's) featured dresses with skirts wide enough to accommodate a hoopskirt or crinoline. Elegant gowns were reserved for the ballroom and formal dinner parties where the most luxurious fabrics, lavish trimmings, and sparkling jewels could be worn for breathtaking effects. Less elaborate dresses were worn during the day or when walking in the park. Indulge yourself in our beautiful gowns of taffeta, silk, lace, velvet and more. Our gowns are handmade here in Michigan and can be customized for you. Available in sizes XS to 4XL. Don't forget about hats, boots, parasols, and lace gloves when planning your Civil War Era outfit.