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Dress1862The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress1862The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

A pale blue silk gown with day and evening bodices, circa 1868, the evening bodice with puff sleeves, trimmed with bobbin lace and black velvet ribbon; the day bodice with pearlised buttons, long oval skirt trimmed with satin edged florets, matching belt, bust approx 86cm, 34in, waist 66cm, 26in

Kerry Taylor Auctions [unknown province] pale blue silk dress with day and evening bodices (evening bodice not pictured), circa Bust waist

1860 extant lavender gown w/ green trim.  I'm pretty sure that I was born in the wrong time period.

Circa 1868 extant lavender gown w/ green trim, colored with the new aniline color (Perkins): mauve (the most fashionable color of that time).

SILK ORGANDY SUMMER GOWN, c. 1865 April 2009 Vintage Fashion and Textile Auction New York City 2-piece white organdy w/ silk brocade vertical stripes in mint green & blue, self fabric ruched band trim, B 34, W 22, Bodice CBL 13, Skirt L 40-53, excellent; t/w 1 white mull dress, printed brown & blue wide morning glory band on skirt, overskirt w/ narrow print band

Silk Organdy Summer Gown, C. white organdy w/ silk brocade vertical stripes in mint green & blue, self fabric ruched band trim. Looks even better close up.

Day dress and vest, circa 1860, from the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum.

1864 (per me) "day dress and vest" from the Bunka Gauken Costume Museum. See extremely similar vest illustration from

1863-1864 Gold silk 2-piece tea gown with black & blonde lace trim.

Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Waist: 17 in. cm) Length (b): 60 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Finley J. Shepard, 1939 Accession Number: b

HISTORICAL BROWN & BRONZE PRINTED DRESSES

Minus the fringe for me, though I'm sure it was entirely practical in the day to have a sturdy finish to an edge of fabric. Perhaps a rope of leather instead.

Circa 1865 one-piece silk dress in various combinations of brown, green, and white in bands and stripes, which is typical of mid-19th century woman's dresses.

circa updated: circa 1865 Woman’s one piece, silk dress in various combinations of brown, green and white in bands, and stripes, which is typical of mid century woman’s dresses.

1869 wedding gown of Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of Romania in The dress is made of silk satin, silk tulle with cotton and paper faux flowers.

ornamentedbeing: 1869 wedding gown of Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of Romania in The dress is made of silk satin, silk tulle with cotton and paper faux flowers. Held at FIDM.

Day dress, ca.1867 [My notes: After 1865, the fashionable waistline was raised somewhat and the elongated back trains of 1864-66 disappeared, to become a sort of loose bustle shape by 1868.  This then was transformed into a more formal, permanent bustle silhouette by 1872-3.]

Day dress, [My notes: After the fashionable waistline was raised somewhat and the elongated back trains of disappeared, to become a sort of loose bustle shape by This then was transformed into a more formal, permanent bustle silhouette by

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