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    1885 Carriage Ensemble, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the Victorian era, riding in an open carriage was considered a social event, so one had to dress appropriately for it. Carriage ensembles had to not only protect against the cold, but they had to look good, as well.






    Walking Ensemble: ca. 1885, American (probably), silk.

    c. 1889 The Met says: The bustle silhouette, although primarily associated with the second half of the 19th century, originated in earlier fashions as a simple bump at the back of the dress, such as with late 17th-early 18th century mantuas and late 18th- early 19th century Empire dresses.

    Beautiful 1860-1870 Muff of peacock feathers, lined with white ermine, via Musée Galliera.

    1940's Silk and Lace Vintage Wedding Ensemble

    1895 dress via The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Wedding ensemble

    Dress: 1890, American, silk, linen. "This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the 19th century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early 19th-century styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home."

    Evening Ensemble: Short Sleeve Bodice, House of Worth 1862, French, Made of silk

    1886 dinner dress

    Dress, Evening neckline #12

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    Evening ensemble

    Ensemble, James McCreery & Co., New York, ca. 1907. Wool, silk, cotton. Metropolitan Museum of Art: "This detailed American day ensemble is a finely detailed example of the period. According to the donor, Mrs. Philip J. Roosevelt, it was worn by her sister Gladys Roosevelt." The donor was a cousin to Theodore Roosevelt."