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French blue silk stockings embroidered with birds 1885-89

Silk and cotton wedding lingerie, American, c. 1880. Ribbed knit undervest with lace trim.

Haute Couture Victorian fashion dress gown from American 1880, 19th century #Historical #Costume. Made from silk with cotton crochet flower floral ivory lace and fringe beaded with red glass bead. Ruched and gather design with high neck, front button and a long sleeve creates a decorative effect emphasizes the bodice, waistline and the pleated hem. Full hips are enhanced by a puffed bow.The bustle at the back of the skirt flow into a graceful train. #Hautecouture #Vintage #Victorian #Fashion

Dress Date: ca. 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton, glass Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 1982.219.2a, b

Dress Date: 1880 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Gertrude M. Oppenheimer, 1938 Accession Number: C.I.38.58.2a, b

Fixed fan Date: 1880–89 Culture: American Medium: Wood, silk, cotton Dimensions: 15 3/4 in. (40 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Craig Hammitt in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hammitt, 1957 Accession Number: 2009.300.4982

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, 1880, silk and lace, with a beautifully textured underskirt. An American-made dress for a 50th wedding anniversary. The style evokes 18th century and would have been appreciated for its beautiful embroidery and lace trim.

Victorian Dress - early 1880s - American - silk Dimensions Gift of Anne L. Maxwell, in memory of her mother, Julia H. Lawrence, 1989 Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Even though it's owner didn't have a 22-inch waist this dress is still gorgeous. How nice to find clothing for a "real woman."LC)

ca 1885: 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.

Sea green silk dress with ruched skirt and lace trim (side view), French, ca. 1880.