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Costumes - 1800's

All sorts of fashion from the 1800's that is more like a costume or piece of art, historic, vintage or museum quality, etc, than regular clothing, shoes and accessories.

Evening Ensemble: ca. 1890's, French or English Couture house, Greco-Roman himation, hand-painted silk crepe embellished with hand-blown mercury-lined glass beads, chiffon undergown.

1884 - Two-piece dress (bodice and skirt). The bodice closes by a front lacing to reveal lace beneath

Dress, Evening R. H. White & Company  Date: 1885 Culture: American Medium: silk, feathers

Party dress, 2nd half of the 19th century. Silk, gold thread, lace, braid, and silk flowers. Museo de Historia Mexicana

Evening dress, 1895-1899 London, the V Museum

Boots 1880, Made of silk, linen, and satin ~ more for you Ms. Rachael!

A whitework embroidered gown, 1830s, with horizontal gathers, whitework bands to the bodice

Wedding Vest Date: 1840–49 Culture: British Medium: silk, cotton, leather

An 1893 beetle wing embroidered evening dress by Louise Winter, currently in the Museum of London.

Wedding dress, 1884 Canada, McCord Museum