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ca 1885: Clothing requirements for most sporting remained strict towards retaining foundation garments such as corsets and bustle, which were thought to stabilize women's frail and weak forms. This example would have been worn for tennis, yachting or general seaside walking.
Orange silk dress with ecru cotton lace trim and beaded cotton fringe (back), American, ca. 1880.
Dress Date: ca. 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 1982.219.2a, b
Haute Couture Victorian fashion dress gown from American 1880, 19th century #Historical #Costume. Made from silk with cotton crochet flower floral ivory lace and fringe beaded with red glass bead. Ruched and gather design with high neck, front button and a long sleeve creates a decorative effect emphasizes the bodice, waistline and the pleated hem. Full hips are enhanced by a puffed bow.The bustle at the back of the skirt flow into a graceful train. #Hautecouture #Vintage #Victorian #Fashion