American Silk Dress, 1810-15 The use of the bias cut in the bodice, band collar and draped sleeves gives this Empire dress an unusual surprisingly modern minimalistic sensibility (back)
Astounding dress used in The Age of Innocence which is set in the 1870s. This could also be considered a “princess line” dress.
basic closure types for vest
Stockings - 19th century, French, silk, The MET
@: Velvet Tailored Flared Victorian
Pinspire - En Vogue
Why wasn't I alive in the prime time to wear these gorgeous clothes?