Mary Todd Lincoln's purple skirt & bodice which she wore on the Washington social scene in 1861-1862.
Caroline Harrison's burgundy velvet and gray satin evening gown circa 1841.
Helen Taft's white silk chiffon inaugural ball gown circa 1909.
Mamie Eisenhower's rose coloured silk damask evening gown worn at a state dinner circa 1957.
Grace Coolidge's black & gold metallic lace flapper dress circa 1920's.
Edith Wilson's black charmeuse gown which she wore at a private dinner at the White House circa 1915.
Jacqueline Kennedy's yellow silk evening gown worn at her first state dinner circa 1961.
Sarah Polk's light blue brocaded silk dress circa 1840's.
Laura Bush's ruby-red crystal embroidered Chantilly lace gown circa 2001.
Michelle Obama's white silk chiffon inaugural gown circa 2009.
Note: All photographs courtesy pinterest.