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Victorian Clothing

1870 - Woman's Day Dress: Bodice, Skirt, and Bustle Drape

1864-67 Dress with day and evening bodices Worth & Bobergh MCNY.org - Very like the redesign from POF that I did in pink

Anatomy of an 1860's Dress - an in depth look at the construction details of a basic cotton dress. - Click picture to read

Muff 1860 Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

Lord Frederick Leighton: Portrait of a Lady

Visiting gown, ca. 1875. Taffeta, with stand collar, low-waisted, cuirasse-shaped bodice with domed needlepoint covered buttons, and Brussels lace at the cuffs. Skirt has elaborate vertical and diagonal pleated bands and ruched panels, which culminate in a bouffant bustle with large bow, adorned with lavender-blue crimped fringes. Kerry Taylor/Invaluable Auctions

American Duchess : "Gettysburg" Victorian Side-Lace Boots, c. 1830-1860 $155

Lilac Silk Day Dress, Early 1860s, Augusta Auctions

1870s silk taffeta dress.

Coral cameo jewelery set, 1850-1870, Naples, Italy. A complete parure made of rare pink coral, known as "angel skincoral" because of its translucent appearance. It is carved with sea horses, mermaids, dolphins, and shells; attaches to a gold framework.

1858 une robe de taffetas et la même robe de bal Victoria et Elizabeth.

Dress, L. Daurast, ca. 1868. Silk, two pieces. Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels

Apricot taffeta dress, 1860's. Three pieces: skirt, blouse, jabot. Via North Carolina Museum of History.

1860 RARE Wonderful Ladies Polychrome Embroid Zouave Jacket Harlequins | eBay

Circa 1860s changeable silk day dress in bronze, green, and purple, trimmed at bodice, waist, and sleeves with black silk. Neckline edged with black Chantilly lace. Double ruffle at shoulder with outer cap sleeve trimmed with black silk; long under-sleeve with cuff. Skirt is cartridge-pleated with hidden slanted pocket on right. Skirt and sleeves lined with brown glazed cotton; bodice lined with polished linen. Via coda2222/ebay.

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White cotton dress with zigzag patterned print, early 1860s

Purple silk taffeta dress with warp printed design, ca. 1865

Day dress, circa 1860. Water green silk taffeta, two pieces. The bodice has a peplum that falls over the skirt and pagoda sleeves with bow trim. Skirt front is embellished with decorative strips and has pleats back until the horizontal strips. Via Mode Museum, Hasselt.