ephemeral-elegance:  Wool Appliqued Velvet Afternoon Dress, ca. 1902 via Augusta Auctions

VELVET & WOOL AFTERNOON GOWN, c. taupe moire silk faille & velvet w/ faun wool flannel appliques in stylized folige motifs, bolero style bodice, high neck "under bodice" of cream silk panne, ribbon embroidered & lace trimmed lapels

White silk velvet and metallic lace evening dress, ca. 1911-14. Wide waist girdle in white velvet with large bow at center front. Hobble skirt and short train formed from crossing panels of velvet. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota

White silk velvet and metallic lace evening dress, circa Wide waist girdle in white velvet with large bow at center front. Hobble skirt and short train formed from crossing panels of velvet. Via Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota.

Abito da pomeriggio americano, in seta e velluto, del 1897

Abito da pomeriggio americano, in seta e velluto, del 1897

The Mystery of the Gray Striped Dresses: at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, England, maker unknown. Next to it is a painting by the American society portraitist JJ Shannon of Mrs. Hussey wearing the dress, shortly after her marriage in 1900. Below that, a photo of the painting being made! (Courtesy UK National Trust.) Bottom, two similar dresses by Jeanne Paquin. Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve). Both silk.

at top, a dress owned by Rosamund (Mrs. Edward) Hussey of Kent, Left, 1912 (owned by the Met) and right, 1910 (sold by Auctions Eve).

gdfalksen: “Dress “1910 Hungary Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest ” ” Or you know, we could keep the post intact so it leads back to my blog

1910 - Jozsef Girardi, Budapest Silk satin & tulle embroidered w/ faux pearls and gold sequins. Via Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest.

“ I pride myself on always having words to describe something and yet they have failed me, I feel at an utter loss to describe the glory of this gown. The romantic in me notes the symbolism of the...

Gown ornamented with a large beaded butterfly motif, from the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum c. 1890 Love this - maybe remake it with a dragonfly instead?

Shirtwaist Date: 1890s Culture: American Medium: silk, linen Metropolitan Museum of Art  Accession Number: C.I.56.16.20

The shirtwaist was the main attire for a Gibson Girl. They had collars, cuffs, and buttons down the front. They worn plainly with a plain skirt. It was a unisex leisure wear garment.

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1880 silk taffeta and velvet dress, back view. OMG, I can totally see where Walter Plunkett got the inspiration for Scarlett O'Hara's black-and-white striped dress from GWTW!

1890's dress

If I ever create a outfit, this is what I'd use as my inspiration. Blue Cotton Walking Suit Of Jacket And Skirt With Detail Of Venetian Point Lace And Glass Beads - ANTIcostume Not actually vintage.

Woolen costume ca. 1900. From an exhibit of Edwardian clothing at the Gemeente Museum, the Hague, via Walking Through History with Jasper & Angela

Everyday Outfits: Jackets & Blazers – Woolen costume ca. From an exhibit of Edwardian clothing at the Gemeente Museum, the Hague, via Walking Through History with Jasper & Angela

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