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House of Worth gowns 1870's-1890's -
Victorian Mourning Gown Front View 1880's original mourning gown. Gown images courtesy of time-travelers antiques on ebay. "A most becoming original circa 1880 lady's black silk taffeta 2 piece bustled and trained mourning dress that is a very good example of a woman not sacrificing style at the time of mourning.
1870-1875 ___ Walking Dress ___ Silk ___ American ___ This is a nice example of an early 1870s bustle day dress worn for promenading and visiting. Skirt decoration in this period was often achieved by using two separate skirts, with an overskirt being the main source of decoration and the puffing for the bustle. ___ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art ___ (photo 1)