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Victorian Clothing

Two Sisters Sewing, 1865 Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images

Quilting and Sewing Are a Part of Women's History

1840s silk dress. I'm not sure how I feel about the color combination, but I'm drawn to it!

In the Swan's Shadow: The Crochet Lesson, 1859. Edward Thompson Davis

Two 'Arctic Down' quilted petticoats, English, circa 1865-70. both with printed trade labels, in colourful floral and paisley printed cottons; together with a pair of chamois inner breeches bearing the name 'Peachey' to the waist c.1860-80; and a red and white striped crochet wool petticoat (4). - See more at: kerrytaylorauctio...

Princess Alice. 1861. [Album: Photographs. Royal Portraits, vol.48] | Royal Collection Trust

Early Victorian Era Clothing: Early Victorian Era Fashion Plate - April 1852 Le Moniteur de la Mode OMG Big Obnoxious Rose Pattern

Three-piece dress ca. 1867: bodice, skirt, waistband with bow. Trimmed with fringe, ribbon, and pleated silk applications. Except for the color (cream as opposed to lilac), this dress is identical to the one sold by Time Travelers Antiques, further down the screen. Antique via The Wayback Machine

Day dress, 1865-69 From the Modemuseum Hasselt

Fripperies and Fobs

Day dress, mid-1860’s From the collection of Alexandre...

Fripperies and Fobs

Day dress, 1861-62, From the Musee Galliera

1865 Emilia Wlodkowska (Emilii Włodkowskiej) by Józef Simmler (Muzeum Narodowe, Warszawa)

Majestic-1860s-Green-Silk-Dress-w-Two-Bodices-Museum-De-accessioned, ebay seller: fiddybee, day bodice decorated w/ green satin pleated ruffles & rosettes, lined in cotton, front hook & eye closure; evening bodice - original lacings trimmed with silk tassels; peplum belt; bust: 34"; waist: 22"; skirt length: 41-58"

Detachable sleeves!

Evening dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lovely ringlets. Beautiful silk dress and tassled bertha trim. Puffed sleeves. Possibly a ball gown.

Muff 1860 Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Lord Frederick Leighton: Portrait of a Lady

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