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Historical Clothing 1800's

Fripperies and Fobs | Skirt of Brussels lace, mid-19th century From the Musée du Costume et de la Dentelle

Fripperies and Fobs

Afternoon dress House of Worth (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) Date: ca. 1875 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 28 in. (71.1 cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in. (154.9 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of the Princess Viggo in accordance with the wishes of the Misses Hewitt, 1931 Accession Number: 2009.300.1100a, b

A pair of 1830s sleeve plumpers, via Christie's.

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Dress 1870, American, Made of silk

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art


LOT 456 - whitakerauction

LOT 593 SILK AT HOME DRESS with LACE APPLIQUE and TASSELS, 1880s. - whitakerauction

Visiting Dress, 1870/1873

Fripperies and Fobs

Black muslin dress, 1850-55 (Translated) Black wool muslin gown, with flared sleeves, tight fitting bodice and five strips (tiers) on the skirt. The bodice with V-neck runs from the front into a point and is lined. On the inside of the body (bodice) are the original waistbands. Along the bottom of the skirt a lace tape along the seam.

In the Swan's Shadow: Black muslin dress, 1850-55

In the Swan's Shadow: Taffeta day dress, 1850s Civil War Era Fashion

In the Swan's Shadow: Taffeta day dress, 1850s

In the Swan's Shadow: Taffeta day dress, 1850s Civil War Era Fashion

In the Swan's Shadow: Taffeta day dress, 1850s

1879 French Wedding dress

Wedding dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

How a chatelaine was worn by the lady of the household. This was something of a "status" item at the time. The word "chatelaine," itself, meaning "Lady of the Castle."

Skirt lifters to clip onto a lady’s petticoat and the hem of her skirt to prevent the skirts trailing on the ground

Wedding gown, American (attr.), ca. 1880s. White silk faille & satin. Fitted cuirass-style bodice, 3/4 sleeve, satin swag over hips. Semi-attached skirt with band of pleated and swagged satin across middle, hem with pleated faille trimmed with satin, long asymmetrical waterfall bustle and train. Kent State Univ. Museum website & Facebook

1895-1900 Wedding dress, Maria Molist, Barcelona. Silk, jet beads. Bodice and skirt w/tulle embroidered w/jet beads. Tight-fitting bodice forms broad horizontal pleats that curve slightly and attach w/backstitch. Cotton twill lining w/12 stays. Skirt has 5 pieces: central trapezoid piece in front, side pieces w/horizontal pleats in upper part and fan-shaped piece behind, full of horizontal pleats. Train. IMATEX via Texmedin Digital Library.

May 1882, The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper

Place of Creation: Europe, France, Île-de-France, Paris Date: 1876-1880

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Miss May Primrose wore this cream silk satin bodice and draped and trained skirt decorated with embroidered net and artificial pearls for her wedding in 1885, to Major Herbert Littledale. Made by Gladman & Womack, Court Dress Makers in London. Via V&A.

Wedding dress | Gladman & Womack | V&A Search the Collections

1806-1809 From Nancy Bradford's Costume in Detail

Dark green silk taffeta dress, 1884. It was worn by Effie McDougal at her marriage to William Walker Evans on December 25, 1884 in Marion, SC. Courtesy of the Charleston Museum.

High Victoriana : Photo

Stunning embroidered 1850 gown.

fashionsfromhistory: Day Dress c.1880s Nordiska Museet

Fashions From History