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Walking suit ca. 1870s. Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art:

Walking suit Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art

Katherine bodice, and skirt. Not sleeve necessarily.

Civil War Era Beauty~lovely neck bow~ Photo by: Andrew & Carson Photographers, Hillsdale, MI, USA Date: c.

House of Worth, Silk Evening Dress with Hand-made Point de Gaze Lace. Paris, 1861. (View 2)

FCBTC / Evening dress, Silk satin, silk ribbon, hand-made point de gaze lace. Attributed to Worth & Bobergh, France.

Reception or dinner dress, Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1883. Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace.

Reception or dinner dress ~ Charles Frederick Worth ~ ~ Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace.

Detail View of Ensemble, American, c. 1880.   (via metmuseum.org)

Detail View of Ensemble, American, c. Oh how I wish we still wore these lovely detailed garments (without the discomfort). I actually own a Blazer close to this from the 1800 the same exact color

“This evening dress of about 1850, with its bodice deeply pointed at the waist, pleated sleeves trimmed with fringe and figured ribbons, and full, bell-shaped skirt, exemplifies the opulence of Second Empire France (1852-70). The fabric itself, a Jacquard-woven silk produced in Lyons, reveals the derivative nature of mid-nineteenth-century textile design, which often used elements copied directly from prints of the work of well-known artists. In this case the images were adapted from two…

Crinoline evening dress - evenig dresses had lower neckline and shorter sleeves. French evening dress with swing motif,

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"Dress worn by Marie Antoinette" Actually a paper dress created by Isabelle de Borchgrave for a museum exhibit.

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