Reception Dress (Bodice and Skirt), c.1890 This reception dress reflects the shift in interest from the enormous bustle of the mid-1880s to the oversized sleeves of the mid-1890s. The exaggerated sleeve counterbalanced the widening shape of the skirt, with the result that the waist of the hourglass silhouette seemed even smaller. The bold, dramatic color scheme and the combination of materials are typical of late-nineteenth-century styles. Overlapping panels on the asymmetrically draped bodi...

Evening dress, Laferrière, ca. 1892. Yellow silk chiffon over yellow silk satin on front bodice and skirt, yellow silk satin back bodice and train embroidered with silver feathers in graduating sizes. Chiffon skirt with vertical yellow satin ribbons with bows below knee and trimmed with white silk flowers, as at shoulder and around back neckline. Kent State Univ. Museum

Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

Evening gown, Worth, circa 1897-1899. Two pieces (bodice and skirt) in black silk satin and lace. “En couer” bodice embroidered in leaf motifs with glass straws and beads. Via Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti.

Evening Dress 1933 The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Modern-made Green Victorian Bustle Ball Gown by Sally C Designs


1950's Ceil Chapman Silk Satin Millinery Trim Dress


Black Silk Velvet and Rhinestone Evening Gown

House of Worth - 1900


Vintage 1940s Evening Gown Silk Pane Velvet Ivory Satin, velvet tendrils appliqued to skirt.

Such a strikingly beautiful plum hued (British) wedding dress from 1899. #Victorian #dress #1800s #vintage #antique #costume #historical #clothing #wedding #purple

1879 ... Ensemble w/ 2 bodices ... Silk & Glass Beads ... French (Paris), 2nd bodice - American (NYC) ... at The Metropolitan Museum of Art ... photo 2

Evening Gown - 1926 - The Diaghilev Era

French catalog illustration, women's skirts, 1886

Wow, the mid to late 1800's look REALLY uncomfortable. I'll stick with t-shirts and jeans, thanks.

SILK EDWARDIAN EVENING GOWN, c. 1912 Powder blue (not exactly!) silk satin w/ blue chiffon overdress, ribbon rosette trim, trained skirt w/ velvet hem band, B 36", W 28", L 63"-73"


Gorgeous detail circa 1907-1910 from the Callot Soeurs