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1900s Antique Costume Clock Dress, Silk Stunning Costume with Matching Clock Hat

Early 1900s Costume Clock Dress

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Italian Renaissance Costume made to order

Italian renaissance Costume end of 15th and by DressArtMystery

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Italian Renaissance Costume made to order

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Italian Renaissance Costume made to order

Italian renaissance Costume end of 15th and 16th Century

Fancy dress balls grew so popular in the late 19th century that numerous books were published to suggest new and creative costume ideas. The most popular of these was probably Fancy Dresses Described: or, What to wear at fancy balls. by Adrian Holt. It went through numerous editions throughout the 1880s and 1890s (several of which are viewable online) and listed hundreds of costume ideas. This hornet costume from the 1884 edition is one of my favorites.