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1880 British ball gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - This piece just looks stunning! I love the splash of colour from the flowers on the right side of the neckline.

Dinner Dress, Emile Pingat, Paris, France: 1878, silk brocade, lace, silk satin. Designed for and worn by Mrs. Augustus Newland Eddy.

1851 Sleeve - Two-piece ball gown (bodice and skirt) in silk taffeta machines' . _____ The bodice is closed by a lacing on the back.

Emile Pingat dress ca. 1860 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In the Swan's Shadow: "Ball gown Date: ca. 1860 Culture: American (probably) Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length (a): 24 in. (61 cm) Length at CB (b): 13 3/8 in. (34 cm) Length (c): 46 in. (116.8 cm)"

Dressing gown Date: mid-19th century Culture: American or European

Dress ca. 1880 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Photograph: Woman wearing a lovely evening gown. Love the bodice pleating and bow at the waist!!!

Incredible wrapper! Hard to believe these weren't worn for anyone but family to see.

OMG... I think I want a sheer ballgown now... Ballgown, ca 1852, Abiti Antichi

A beautifully attired, unidentified Victorian bride from 1850.