Historical Clothing 1800's
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
Mourning dress - 1877
The Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, 'High Style and Hoop Skirts: 1850s Fashion,' is on display at the museum until March 15, 2005. Here, we see an American dress in two parts from about 1850, made with a jacquard-woven silk compound weave. The man's frock coat, also from the 1850s, is of wool, cotton, and quilted glazed broadcloth; the plush silk hat is French, from about 1840-1865, with a silk twill lining at the brim, a black grosgrain ribbon, and leather hat band.
1850s Fashion - Boston.com
Satin damask ball gown, ca. 1895. Champagne-colored fabric supposedly bought from House of Worth. Bodice is meticulously finished inside à la couture, but skirt is not. Chiffon damask overlay on bodice front has floral pattern that matches flowers in the satin. Bodice is boned and lined with ivory silk taffeta. Lace sleeves and neckline insert. Bodice closes in back with lacings. Skirt has train. Both are embellished with ribbons and bouquets of fabric flowers. Vintage Textile