Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden
The Queen of style: The beautiful gowns and precious jewellery that have made the Queen the very image of royalty
London couturier Norman Hartnell was the man the Queen chose to dress her for all the pomp and circumstance of the special occasions in her life.
Xenia Alexandrovna's court robe by Olga N. Bulbenkova | Grand Ladies
One of the major features of Russian court dress was the extensive embroidery of the bodice, sleeves, skirt, and under-skirt.
Two-piece dress, ca. 1880s. Silk lined with silk faille. Bodice and overskirt are one piece; tone-on-tone ivory striped skirt is another. Skirt may not be original to bodice & overskirt. Bodice trimmed with blush & sage silk ribbon and closes in front with buttons made of thread.
Circa 1900 Tea Gown: White cotton lawn with high neck of Valenciennes lace and bands in pattern of loops and bows. Another band of polychrome embroidered roses at lower bodice, sleeves, and skirt, which also have scalloped inserts of tucked pink cotton beneath embroidered bows. Lower skirt ruffled in three bands. Via Whitaker Auctions.
Evening gown, House of Drécoll, circa 1913. Bodice is of pale pink chiffon and blonde lace over ivory satin. There are tinted, sequined corsages down one side of the skirt and up to the bodice. Pink satin waistband; the sleeves have long, beaded fringes. Via Kerry Taylor Auctions.
Vassar College Costume Collection | Back View of Beaded Bow Dress
A collection of historic costume, dating from the nineteenth century, used as a resource by students at Vassar College.
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