Evening dress, Worth, circa 1880s. Two-piece sapphire blue silk satin. Boned bodice covered in black tulle studded with beads and sequins. Short puffed sleeves, ruched and pleated waistband. Skirt has studded front insert flanked by beaded border with Van Dyke points. Matching decoration at tulle hem band. Taffeta underskirt with pleated net and lace hem ruffle. Via Whitaker Auctions.
Evening dress, Mme. Hayward, London, ca. 1909-10. Silk, metal, cotton. This skirt is part of a dress that is included in Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's dresses and their construction ca. 1860-1940." She describes it as "an evening dress in black silk net covered with tiny 1/8" silver sequins over an ivory satin underskirt." Museum of London
Evening gown, Worth, 1890s. Sleeves, bodice, skirt back, & front underskirt all of iris-pattern velvet; side front overskirt panels are ivory-ribbed silk w/bands of charcoal velvet. Bodice w/peplum at back, skirt w/train. Bertha collar of silk net/tulle decorated w/spangles/sequins & cut steel beads in heavy fan-shaped patterns at edges. Bodice & skirt inserts of same beaded/sequined net. Long trained skirt flares at hem, smooth at hips. Sleeves w/slight fullness at cap. Drexel Univ.