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Dress, 1880, silk and lace, with a beautifully textured underskirt. An American-made dress for a 50th wedding anniversary. The style evokes 18th century and would have been appreciated for its beautiful embroidery and lace trim.

Wonderful silk day dress, ca.1880. Made in American with cotton Irish crochet embellished with beads. Click on the photo to see some close ups of how the maker accented the crocheted elements. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art at

Dress Date: 1880 Culture: Swiss Medium: silk, pineapple fiber Accession Number: C.I.55.40.5

Dress Date: ca. 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 52 in. (132.1 cm) (b) Length at CB: 40 in. (101.6 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Frank Carrington, 1951 Accession Number: C.I.51.26.13a, b

Dress Date: ca. 1880 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Lillian H. Webster, 1939 Accession Number: C.I.39.56.2a, b

Dress Date: 1880 Culture: Swiss Medium: silk, pineapple fiber Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: C.I.55.40.5

Dress Date: ca. 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Waist: 24 in. (61 cm) Length (of skirt): 56 in. (142.2 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Finley J. Shepard, 1939 Accession Number: 39.83.2a, b

Dress Date: 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Gertrude M. Oppenheimer, 1938 Accession Number: C.I.38.58.2a, b

1880-83 Dress, American, cotton & silk

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