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19th Century Fashion History

1830s wedding | Wedding Dresses at the Prescott House, Boston - c. 1800s, 1830s, 1840s ...

QUEEN VICTORIA in her Wedding Dress - 1840. In choosing a simple white gown & orange blossoms in her hair rather than regal splendor she set a trend of white wedding gowns that continues to this day....

Circa 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown. Excellent quality embroidery in neoclassical motif. The gown is a white muslin, only lined in the bodice, and the rest of the gown is fairly sheer. Modified square neckline. Gathered bust. Tiny pouf sleeve caps over long straight arms.

Straw Bonnet with Taffeta Ribbon, 1835.

Mitts, 1830s-unknown (Country)

Back view of French silk visiting dress (1860s) with coral satin bands, scallops, bows, rosettes, and Van Dyke points; from the Tasha Tudor Historic Costume Collection

Robe en deux parties (détail), Maison Félix, Paris, vers 1897