19th Century Fashion Timeline by Terrizae.deviantart.com on @deviantart - Click the pin to access a full-sized version!

19th Century Fashion Timeline by Terrizae.deviantart.com on @deviantart - Click the pin to access a full-sized version!

I will never grow tired of classic, 1800’s inspired gowns! The detail is exquisite. Visit vsb for more dress inspiration!

I will never grow tired of classic, 1800’s inspired gowns! The detail is exquisite. Visit vsb for more dress inspiration!

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

It claims to be a ball gown day dress. First of all those are two different bodice styles and secondly this is neither of them.

It claims to be a ball gown day dress. First of all those are two different bodice styles and secondly this is neither of them.

Ballgown ca. 1865. "The straw embroidery on this dress makes it particularly spectacular worn over a crinoline," from the Vienna Museum.

Ballgown ca. 1865. "The straw embroidery on this dress makes it particularly spectacular worn over a crinoline," from the Vienna Museum.

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