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.
Tea Gown Liberty of London ca. 1885 This tea gown, with its light corseting and bustle is a more fashionable adaptation of the Aesthetic style. It is executed in the company's distinctive light and supple silks. With its simple adornment and pale colors, it stands in marked contrast to the heavily embellished, confining, vividly colored costumes of the day. This style of dress became particularly popular as at-home wear because it was both comfortable and appropriate for greeting visitors.
Bonnet American (Boston), About 1867 Maker Mrs. B. E. Hastings, Boston, [New England, Massachusetts], USA Dimensions Overall (without ties): 15.2 x 18.4 x 17.8 cm (6 x 7 1/4 x 7 in.) Medium or Technique Straw with silk flowers, silk velvet trim, and silk taffeta ribbon Classification Costumes Accession Number 52.1663 Not on view
Bonnet 1867, American, Made of straw, silk and velvet