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Middle or Merchant Class RENAISSANCE Elizabethan Gown Custom Sized for YOU. $295.00, via Etsy.

Victorian ladies often wore matching bracelets, both for beauty and symmetry and also to discreetly keep those lovely flowing sleeve cuffs in place!- these are buckle bracelets.

ca. 1872

1868 dress

c. 1870's One-piece dress of ivory moiré with one-piece bodice and overskirt of black lace (Chantilly-like).


Wedding dress Place of origin: Paris, France (made) London, England (worn) Date: 1879-1880 (made) 19/02/1880 (worn) Artist/Maker: Charles Frederick Worth, born 1825 - died 1895 (designer) Materials and Techniques: Silk satin, lace and net, lined with silk, imitation of pearls embroidery, velvet Museum number: T.62 to B-1976 V

Wedding dress, cream-coloured silk satin Place of origin: London, England (made) Date: 1885 (made) Artist/Maker: Gladman & Womack (maker) Materials and Techniques: Silk satin, cotton machine-embroidered net, artificial pearls and metal thread, boned, laced, and lined with cotton Museum number: T.428 to B, G-1990 Wedding dress | Gladman & Womack | V Search the Collections

Evening dress suit Place of origin: London, England (made) Date: ca. 1885 (made) Artist/Maker: Morris & Co. (tailors) Materials and Techniques: Wool barathea, lined with black satin, the buttons covered in satin, and the lapels faced with ribbed silk Credit Line: Given by Mr B. W. Owram Museum number: T.171 to B-1960 Evening dress suit | Morris & Co. (tailors) | V Search the Collections

Jacket | Morris & Co. | V&A Search the Collections

Dress, c.1888 Great Britain This trained overdress is styled to suggest a man’s coat of the Directoire period in France. The Queen magazine of Aug 1888 illustrated a very similar ‘Directoire’ reception dress, & in Nov of that year commented: ‘the petticoat falls in gathers from the waist, corresponding with the large revers & the large cuffs. The sides of the coat hang down plain & straight, all the fullness being gathered into a cluster in the centre of the back below the waist.’ V Museum

Dress, Place of origin: England, Date: ca. 1872 (made) Silk, trimmed with silk braid, lined with glazed cotton, buckram and silk ribbon, and boned Museum number: T.101 to B-1972 V

Dress, Date: ca. 1879 Culture: French Accession Number: C.I.45.38.2a, b The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress | French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1870s walking suit via The Indianapolis Museum of Art

Morin-Blossier silk faille gown with embroidered tulle skirt panel and moiré silk ribbon bows, c.1870-80.

ca. 1860 silk dress

Ball gown ca. 1857-67 From the Mint Museum

Fripperies and Fobs

Woman’s Buttoned Boots Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America Late 1860-70s Henry Wireman, American, Philadelphia Off-white silk satin, blue silk ribbon, leather8 x 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (20.3 x 6.4 x 21.6 cm) Heel Height: 2 inches (5.1 cm) Currently not on view 1996-19-28a,b Gift of the heirs of Charlotte Hope Binney Tyler Montgomery, 1996

Dress ca. 1869

Dress (Ball Gown) Date: ca. 1869

ca. 1867, green wasn't a fashionable color because it was very cheap to make green fabric (just some plants) but when empress Eugénie started wearing green it became very popular, the new green dresses of the empress glows magical (phosphor) in the light of the gas light. (invented in 1863) sorry for my bad english... : trends in fashion - America . Asia . Europe

beautiful pink dress 1860's

Evening dress, 1850-52 US, the Met Museum. LOVE the fabric

Evening dress, 1850-52 US, the Met Museum. LOVE the fabric

Victorian wedding dress - it was in the Victorian era that white wedding dresses became the norm rather than an oddity, thanks to Queen Victoria. I love the draping across the front of the dress.

Embroidery on a Victorian era dress...♥