A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the  Sign In to see what this sold for  A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash, (3)      Condition report  Skirt is very badly stained to front left side of hem, brown damp speckles over the shoulders of the bodice,2 buttons missing from bodice

A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the Sign In to see what this sold for A green watered silk formal gown, circa 1865, the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash, (3) Condition report Skirt is very badly stained to front left side of hem, brown damp speckles over the shoulders of the bodice,2 buttons missing from bodice

An enchantingly lovely white Victorian dress, ca. late 1860s - via the National Museum in Krakow. #Victorian #fashion #1800s

An enchantingly lovely white Victorian dress, ca. late 1860s - via the National Museum in Krakow. #Victorian #fashion #1800s

Bodice for evening wear - delicate lace ~~ #Dress with two bodices, ca. 1868. McCord Museum #vintage

Bodice for evening wear - delicate lace ~~ #Dress with two bodices, ca. 1868. McCord Museum #vintage

Dinner dress, Levillon, Paris, ca. 1875. Burgundy silk brocade and purple silk satin with beadwork. Western Reserve Historical Society: “This two-piece dress of rich tones in complimentary textures embodies the Victorian belief that dress should add to one’s elegance. It was custom made in Paris.”

Dinner dress, Levillon, Paris, ca. 1875. Burgundy silk brocade and purple silk satin with beadwork. Western Reserve Historical Society: “This two-piece dress of rich tones in complimentary textures embodies the Victorian belief that dress should add to one’s elegance. It was custom made in Paris.”

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