they sure knew how to dressback then!

Child's cape | 1860-1870

Twilled peacock blue woollen cloth, embroidered in cream silk thread, with a cream tassel on the hood; Anglo-Indian ?, 1860-70

Cape presented to Queen Victoria, 1860

Afternoon Dress 1903 Love the skirt

Chanel Haute Couture | F/W 2014-15~ elaborate gold thread embroidery is featured in this collection

Banana print dress // Bodice button front, short sleeves, gathered skirt, collar

Girl’s Ensemble by Daisy Stanford, c.1924-1926

French Riding ensemble - c. 1905 - Silk, metal thread, ostrich feathers - Marking: 'Morin Blossier, Paris' and 'Her Majesty Queen Alexandra' - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Civil War era 1860's child's silk taffeta quilted bonnet.

Embroidered black silk velvet ball gown with rhinestone embellishment and fox fur trim, by Philip Hulitar, American, c. 1950-55.

Gorgeous 19th century dress.

Fashion and Costume History | ephemeral-elegance: Peacock Embroidered Tea Gown, 1912

Gentleman's suit, 1770-1780, Hungary, budge, felt, embroidered with flat stitch, braiding. "...made of dark blue felt...set-in sleeves; the borders are embroidered with alternating motifs of big and small bunches of flowers, in green and white silk thread. Lined with brown lamb's fur ( a later addition)...width adjustable with a lace at the back. The borders and the standing collar are embroidered with the motifs described above. Decorated with white and green silk braids all around."

Russian imperial court dress, late 19th to early 20th century

Evening cape Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–96) Date: ca. 1891 Culture: French Medium: wool, silk, fur, beads

Visiting dress ca. 1889

1860's

Jacket 1880, Bosnia. Silk velvet, embroidered with metal thread, trimmed with silk chiffon and lined with silk damask. Victoria & Albert Museum

1940's Silk and Lace Vintage Wedding Ensemble

Be still my heart! 1950s Skirt 50s Peacock Feathers Mexican Hand by jumblelaya, $598.00