Categories
Log in
There’s more to see...
Sign up to see the rest of what’s here!

Beautiful Dresses Historical

A morning outfit. c1818 white muslin trousseau gown. Early 1800s blue silk netted purse and ribbon. c1820 embroidered cream cotton shawl.

Dress, French, ca. 1880s. Princess-line, one piece. Bunka Costume MuseumDress, French, ca. 1880s. Princess-line, one piece. Bunka Costume Museum

An immensely beautiful, puff sleeved, elegantly tailored ensemble dating from 1887-91

Day dress ca. 1887. Light olive green silk satin bodice and skirt with a long train and bustle, trimmed with rows of ruffles on sleeves and down the front of skirt. Gregg Museum, North Carolina State Univ.

Day dress ca. 1870-75. Heavyweight silk faille, lace, and velvet. Trimmed with lace, velvet, velvet buttons, and hand-covered and stitched silk faille buttons. Bell-sleeved, fitted bodice, bustle over skirt. Full skirt with extra-long, pleated train. Hand- and machine-stitched. Escape to Elegance/Ruby Lane

1870-1880 Victorian dress, probably from India. Decorated with a chainstitch embroidery. Antwerp Fashion Museum (Mode Museum) T94/245ABC

Day Dress (bodice and skirt) 1863-65. "During this period the wide skirt was fashionable. The fullness of the skirt had receded towards the back of the garment creating a flatter front. Women had crinoline petticoats made of steel hopes under their dresses to give the required shape. Lightweight fabrics (silk and muslin) were popular. This gown is silk with hand embroidery in black silk with black taffeta and a lace collar." Victoria and Albert museum.

Day Dress (bodice and skirt) 1863-65. "During this period the wide skirt was fashionable. The fullness of the skirt had receded towards the back of the garment creating a flatter front. Women had crinoline petticoats made of steel hopes under their dresses to give the required shape. Lightweight fabrics (silk and muslin) were popular. This gown is silk with hand embroidery in black silk with black taffeta and a lace collar." Victoria and Albert museum.

Evening dress, Jean-Philippe Worth, ca. 1908-10. Silk (satin, organza, chiffon) and lace. Two pics with different faults & virtues. Photo: Piotr Szaradowski from Muzealne Mody (Fashion Museum) blog

Circa 1885 wool tartan trimmed with dark green velvet day dress, British, via National Museums of Scotland.