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Three-piece ensemble ca. 1878. Wine-colored silk trimmed in eyelet lace accented with chenille. Fourteen buttons on bodice front, cotton lining, draped overskirt with satin bows, bunted bustle, and underskirt with pleated hem. Time Travelers Estate Sales

Dress, 1876 From the De Young Museum

1880s, Olive silk faille and velvet day dress


c. 1882, Two-piece formal afternoon gown of apricot and grey brocade and taffeta; lace trim at neck and cuffs; small train.

Ivory wool and silk afternoon dress, American, 1883.

Afternoon dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

circa 1890s, with Burano needlepoint chemisette. Kerry Taylor Auctions

1860s hanging reticule to be attached to waist or belt- collection of Marge Harding

1884 Victorian Wine Wool and Cut Velvet Bustle Dress

Dress ca. 1872

Mon. Vignon | Dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Two-piece walking dress ca. 1899. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of skirt, which ends in little train. Antique Gown

Evening Dress Charles Fredrick Worth, 1867-1870 The Philadelphia...

OMG that dress!

1870s silk bustle dress is a success due to its reliance on Japonisme in the form of a kimono jacket and underskirt. It is of interest that an actual kimono was incorporated to fashion the dress, rather than the more anticipated use of a kimono as fashionable "at-home" wear. Reproduction underskirt finishes the brightly elegant garment. Monet, Renoir & other Impressionist artists frequently painted their models in kimonos... Kyoto Costume Institute

Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum

whenasinsilks: Skirt and jacket, silk, 1860-65, American.

Dress ca. 1875 From the Museum of Applied Arts

Fripperies and Fobs

Print dress ca. 1880s. Two-piece dress of cotton sateen with blue floral print, lace trim, cut steel buttons, and matching fan. Augusta Auctions

Tea Gown, Charles Fredrick Worth, 1890-1895 - The Royal Ontario Museum