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    gown, circa 1850s

    Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hallwylska museet, Sweden

    c1863 Ball Gown, tulle over silk with lavish satin ribbon trim w/pearls & lace.

    Beautiful ball gown from 1864-66, made by Charles Frederick Worth. Orange silk with raised patterns in white silk.

    silhouettes of our past - clo

    Civil War ballgown

    White off-the-shoulder evening gown - circa 1860s

    Historical Accuracy Reincarnated : Photo

    Ballgown, ca 1860.

    This is beautiful - I want it!! Gorgeous embroidered bodice mesh ballgown

    1881-1886 Court dress via the National Historical Museum

    I love the beading on this 1860's ballgown!

    Evening dress - 1893

    Victorian Dress with Peonies - OMG!

    These dresses were made for the Society of Martha Washington Colonial Pageant and Ball in Laredo, Texas. And they are generally worn by 17 year old girls. Because no one else has a waist that small!

    Satin evening gown, dated "1860-70," Danish, National Museet collection: 667a/1941. Site in Danish. Also has a graphed pattern taken from the extant dress.

    this is amazing...

    Trained evening gown of ivory silk taffeta and chiffon with lace insertions, chiffon flowers, pin tucks, and silver sequins, c. 1900 (FIDM Museum Collection)

    Civil War wedding dress

    Embellished Metallic Lace Sheath Dress

    c. 1850