This summer I will attend at least one (may be as many as three) mid 19th century events, and I’ve been molding over what to wear.
Then I found the perfect solution: A nice cool Garbardi blouse!
(that’s what I thought before the great Isabella of “Isabellas project diary” pointed out my mistake in this great clarifying blog post)
So now I just call it a mid century blouse (or waist)
Here are a few examples I found: