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Historical Clothing 1800's

Bodice, 1890’s From the collection of Alexandre Vassiliev

Sheer dress 1850s maybe early 1860s

organdy with tiered skirt embelished with beetle wings & silver metalic thread

56-59 sheer or semi-sheer silk


Day dress, ca 1855 Europe, b0dice-g0ddess at the LACMA

aqua stripe organdy dress by pseitas, via Flickr. The fabric has an aqua blue floral and stripe pattern. The background has a white windowpane [woven] pattern... The bodice has pagoda style sleeves that are edged with aqua blue and white lace. The bodice is lined with cotton. The sleeves and skirt are unlined... there is no waistband on the skirt... It is all hand stitched. Bust 34 Waist on bodice 28. Skirt length 46 Width at hemline 176 inches.

Lightweight summer party dress, 1845-1855.

Sheer dress - the answer to summer heat. Extremely common in the CW era. The white lining blends with the white petticoats and there is a uniform look through the sheer. Don't forget to add that white collar! From The Graceful Lady

Cotton plaid day dress and matching shawl, c. 1850; blue, brown & white cotton gauze; bell sleeve with ruched cap, trimmed in blue ribbon, cotton twill interior boned corset; skirt lined in blue cotton; bust: 32"; waist: 22"; length: 54". Some thinning of gauze, wear to sleeve edges & underarms.

Two-piece dotted white cotton dress ca. 1860s. Bodice has round neckline and short puffed sleeves. Neckline and sleeves trimmed with crocheted lace. Piped neck & armscyes. Bodice has button closure and is lined with cotton. Unlined skirt has cartridge pleating at waistline; bottom ruffle trimmed with lace. Separate sash. fiddybee/ebay

White Mid 19th Century Sheer Dress w/ Bishop Sleeves and Rows of Tucks (full front view), from www.thegracefulla...

Dress, European, ca. 1885. Cotton plain weave with cotton cutwork embroidery (broderie anglaise) & cotton needle lace. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Rebecca Thelin/Flickr, and thecourtesanblue/Flickr

Cotton print dresses, ca. 1875-85. Left: brown with white floral design, pin-tucked white trim, white satin & black ribbons. Right: one-piece woven brown & white plaid, front buttons. polonaise bodice. Augusta Auctions

Day Dress, circa 1860s, striped textile, great sleeves, via University of Brighton.

Wedding Suit 1885 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

D370 1880's Butter Rust Silk Daytime Bustle Gown | eBay

Walking ensemble ca. 1880s. Woolen jacket, skirt, cape. Snugly fitted, boned bodice with wide collar, high neck, front closure inside & out. Lapels and cuffs of low-lustre ribbed silk satin. Smooth-front skirt with pleated back. Skirt & cape lined. Cape has deep flounce at neckline of ribbed silk satin & black bow closure with long streamers. Maire McLeod/Ruby Lane

Dress, Swedish, ca. 1879. Natural-form cut in silk taffeta with wool trim. Göteborgs Stadsmuseum

Visiting dress Date: 1867 Culture: French Medium: silk, wool, cotton Marking: [label] "Mme Marguerite Robes, rue Basse du Rempart, 50, Paris" From The Met.

SilkDamask : "My Party Dress:" Mrs. Eddy Visits the House of Pingat, 1878

French catalog illustration, women's skirts, 1886. this is a page from a french catalog, it shows the prices, and styles of the victorian age #apeurovictoria