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Women's Burgundy Velvet and Sand Satin Jacquard Colonial Dress

Women's Burgundy Velvet and Sand Satin Jacquard Colonial Dress

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In the 18th century, the United States was in the midst of its colonial period — a time that captured great diversity in fashion and clothing. Upper class American women enjoyed importing fine fabrics from around the world, crafting elegant gowns with eye-catching detail. Though comfort was necessary as women worked in their homes, even the most average of colonial dresses were layered, lined, and frilled.

During America’s colonial years in the 1700s, women’s fashion varied greatly. What a woman wore depended on both her status and her daily life. Puritan women favored plain, undecorated, and colorless attire. Yet many colonial women wanted to emulate the bright, colorful, and fancy attire popular in England at the time. Women whose husbands were of great importance, or those attending balls, parties, or important events would trade in plain dresses for beautiful satin dresses featuring full skirts, long sleeves, and shining decorative accents. Also referred to as gowns, the popular women’s dress style of the 18th century included a bodice, a skirt atop layers of petticoats, and details like ruffles, lace, and bell sleeves. Typically covered in dresses that touched the ground, colonial fashion was meant to stand out.

You too can capture the luxurious and high-quality fashion of the colonial era with this 18th-century dress. Evoking the elegant style of famed colonial First Ladies including Abigail Adams, Martha Washington, and Dolly Madison, this burgundy velvet and sand-colored dress crafted from satin jacquard and velvet is the perfect piece to don when you’re revisiting America’s colonial days. Prestigious women throughout U.S. history, including our flag creator Betsy Ross and the well-known Schuyler sisters, donned this stylish colonial dress throughout the 1700s.

An exclusive piece in our Heritage Costumes collection of historical clothing, this colonial period dress is authentic to the fashion and style of 18th century America. This costume includes a long burgundy velvet dress adorned with contrasting sand-colored satin jacquard. Featuring a zippered back and a fully-lined broadcloth bodice, the dress is trimmed with white lace along with the neckline and bell cuffs.

This high-quality costume can be used for a colonial-themed period ball, historical reenactment, masquerade, or simply a fun day of dressing up to experience life as an 18th-century colonial woman. Made with pride and care right in the United States, this women’s colonial dress is built to last.


Dress Only Option: 18th Century style, long burgundy velvet dress with contrasting sand satin jacquard and zipper back. The bodice is fully lined with a poly/cotton broadcloth for comfort and trimmed with white lace on both the neckline and bell cuffs.

Value Bundle Option: Everything from Dress Only Option plus, Adult Colonial Shawl and Hat Set, Adult Colonial Hoop Skirt, and a pair of Pantaloon Women's White Period Bloomers

*Not included, but a must for any Colonial Lady: Hoop Skirt - Gloves - Colonial Buckle Shoes.

Our Colonial American dress is a Premier American Heritage Exclusive Costume. Made with pride in the USA.


  • Handmade
  • Materials: Cotton, Metal Button


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 Heritage Costumes Inc.

1423 Marcelina Ave.

Torrance, CA. 90501



Do you have a physical store?

 Yes, we do have a physical warehouse, but it is not open to the public as it is primarily used for the construction of our garments and the shipping of our online orders. However, if you are in the local area, you can arrange for a pickup of orders placed online. Please email us in advance so we can provide you with an exact pick-up window.


How do I request a custom costume?

At this time, we are unable to accommodate custom orders. We are fully committed to constructing and fulfilling our existing online orders. We appreciate your understanding.


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 Customer Service Hours are Monday thru Friday 10 am until 4:30 pm PST. Messages received after these times will be answered the following business day.


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