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Silk Gauze Dress c.1860 with original buttons and trim; shown with original buckle, collar and brooch

(circa 1848) Wonderful pale pink silk moire ballgown with sweep hemline. Extremely fitted bodice, pointed "v" waist, off-the-shoulder neckline, scalloped cap sleeves, ivory tulle and lace band around skirt bottom dotted with black velvet baby ribbon bows. Back lacing.

Dress. France. 1863-1865. Green silk trimmed with taffeta and a lace collar Silk material is hand-embroidered in silk and cut-steel beads,

Evening dress, Nanna Bagge, Stockholm, ca. 1890s. Two-piece pink silk rep embroidered in white and yellow. Hallwyl Museum via Wikimedia Commons

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Bridal Gowns to Remember

1860s sheer wedding dress, back view.

One of my favourite dress photos, this 1860s ballgown takes my breath away every time I see it.

French day dress of pina cloth and silk (circa 1867-69). This shows a good look at the bow & fringe-trimmed sash, as well as the bell skirt, trimmed by columns of bows, and scalloped, pleated ruffles.