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"The proper length for little girls' skirts at various ages", from Harper's Bazaar, showing an 1868 idea of how the hemline should descend towards the ankle as a girl got older

HISTORICAL BORDEAUX & RED PRINTED DRESSES

Wedding ensemble (detail, showing petticoat) by Courvoisier, American, 1870. Silk dress, petticoat, and shoes with leather gloves.

Silk ensemble with evening bodice (back), by Dupret, French, ca. 1867.

Evening dress Date: ca. 1865 Culture: British Medium: silk (probably), glass Dimensions: Length at CF (a): 10 in. (25.4 cm) Length at CB (b): 66 in. (167.6 cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Allison Sarofim Gift, 2008 Accession Number: 2008.304a–c Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1870's party dress by eileen Is it weird that I think this is cool??

The Ornamented Being - Page 77 of 178

c. 1860 bodice detail, American or European, cotton, gift of the Misses Faith and Delia Leavens, 1941

Morning dress, ca. 1870's. The ruffles are printed onto the fabric-hard stuff to do, back then.

Ensemble, 1879, French silk with glass beads. #victorian #red