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Vintage Martini-Designer Contemporary & Vintage Consignment Clothingfrom Vintage Martini-Designer Contemporary & Vintage Consignment Clothing

c.1918 Gold Bullion & Chantilly Lace Gown

c.1918 Evening dress in gold bullion with a gorgeous nouveau floral design. The gown has a fly front bodice with double straps. The bodice is pleated and wraps at the back. Gored skirt falls from beneath the bodice at the slightly dropped waistline. Over skirt in black chantilly lace falls in gathers from the edge of the bodice and falls lower than the skirt hemline. Front

V and A Collectionsfrom V and A Collections

Ball gown

Big bow on the back of an 1885 Ballgown via Victoria and Albert Museum Collection

Maternity Gown, England, circa 1858-60. always wondered about those, especially since women were pregnant so much of their lives.

Reception gown, Jane E. Turner, New York, 1877. Two-piece dress of claret-colored velvet and taffeta with bustle and train. Self-covered buttons at center front with detail embroidery. Asymmetrically trimmed with draped swags, knotted cotton fringe and self-fabric bows. Hand- and machine-sewn. Miss Turner charged the client $128.33 for the dress, which she wore at a White House reception. Minnesota Historical Society

Circa 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown. Excellent quality embroidery in neoclassical motif. The gown is a white muslin, only lined in the bodice, and the rest of the gown is fairly sheer. Modified square neckline. Gathered bust. Tiny pouf sleeve caps over long straight arms.