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1885-1888: "Clothing requirements for most sporting remained strict towards retaining foundation garments such as corsets and bustle, which were thought to stabilize women's frail and weak forms. This example would have been worn for tennis, yachting or general seaside walking. This is a striking example of this type of dress, which is fairly rare in museum collections."
Dress Date: ca. 1905 Culture: French (probably) Medium: cotton. Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Frederick H. Prince, Jr., 1967. I love this dress, it is SO elegant. I could most definitely cuddle with this dress!!!
Visiting Dress 1866, British, Made of silk
Evening Dress, c. 1866, France. Bodice of sheer ivory striped silk with pink silk taffeta; triple-layered skirt (sheer ivory striped silk skirt and overskirt, and pink silk taffeta underskirt); worn over large crinoline. KCI # AC9380 96-27-1AE. I call this one the puffer-fluffer...
Dress And Bodice Made Of Pale Green-Blue Corded Silk, Trimmed With Pink Corded Silk - Dress With Two Bodices That Are Lined With White Glazed Cotton - Europe, United Kingdom, England, Newcastle Upon Tyne c.1871-1873 - Manchester City Galleries