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

Dress ca. 1875 From the Museum of Applied Arts

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

Dress, Afternoon 1890s

Nordiska museet | NMA.0052202 | Dress from 1860s with checked skirt and Zouave jacket

circa 1870 gown | Circa 1870 lavender brocade reception gown. Pale lilac silk taffeta ...

Woman's dress, about 1856–58, accession number 50.474a-b, silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Actress Sarah Bernhardt, 1880. Photograph by Napoleon Sarony.

Day dress, ca. 1874, of silk taffeta in a steel gray and black stripe. It consists of a basque bodice embellished with ruffles lined in cotton and also a skirt embellished with ruffles. Internal ribbons can adjust the volume of the bustle. Au Temps Jadis

Bodice in lavender silk moiré, M. O’Brien, New York, ca. 1870s. Trimmed with embroidered eyelet & lavender chenille. Front opening covered with ruched cream chiffon. Lined with lavender taffeta, it has 15 encased stays along with a white ribbon inner waistband. Probably had a matching skirt. Charleston Museum Tumblr

Dress, 1877 The full-blown bustle silhouette had its first Victorian appearance in the late 1860s, which started as fullness in skirts moving to the back of the dress. This fullness was drawn up in ties for walking that created a fashionable puff. Around 1874, the style altered and the skirts began to hug the thighs in the front while the bustle at the back was reduced to a natural flow from the waist to the train.

Dress, Canadian, 1878. Red shot silk bodice w/burgundy shell buttons at center; real opening at right w/16 hooks & eyelets. Small revers collar. Neckband edged w/2 white net ruffles. Burgundy velvet bows on bodice & cuffs. Fitted sleeve w/gathering at elbow & cuff w/curved ends. Small peplum at center back. Lined w/cotton twill; boned. Foundation & asymmetrical overskirt of red shot silk. Knife pleat frill of silk at skirt bottom. Univ. of Alberta

Dress, Afternoon. 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).

Silk damask, satin, beads, ruching, ribbon pleating, tulle; 1879 Worth gown designed for Alice Wade Everett

1870′s Portrait - giant hair to support the hats that sit on the back of the head

Visiting gown, ca. 1875. Taffeta, with stand collar, low-waisted, cuirasse-shaped bodice with domed needlepoint covered buttons, and Brussels lace at the cuffs. Skirt has elaborate vertical and diagonal pleated bands and ruched panels, which culminate in a bouffant bustle with large bow, adorned with lavender-blue crimped fringes. Kerry Taylor/Invaluable Auctions

Wool riding habit | c. 1875 | Met Museum