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Silk Brocade Wedding Gown, 1880. Two-piece, pale pink brocade flowers on cream silk faille, bodice and skirt trimmed with blonde lace, removable ruffled modesty neck piece, cotton, satin and buckram linings, Bust 32", Waist 24", Skirt Length 42"

Wedding gown, late 1870s-early 1880s. Cream-colored organza with lace. "Natural form" dress made of single unseamed panel from shoulder to hem so it lies flat. Long train. Fifteen rows of pleats that face upward and are framed by double-edged row of silk thread-trimmed, loosely woven organza ruffles. Machine- and hand-stitched. Close-fitting sleeves flare out with 2 rows of pleats, finished with tier of handmade silk lace and ivory silk faille ribbon, which is also at neckline

Two-piece walking dress ca. 1899. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of skirt, which ends in little train. Antique Gown

Wedding gown ca. early 1900s. Ivory silk with pintucked pleats at shoulders, embroidered down front and at standup collar; peaked cuffs. Pouter pigeon blouson-style bodice edged in silk chiffon. Cummerbund dotted with bows on front and back. Bodice hooks up back. Overskirt embroidered down left hip opening into long pleats. Ruffled cotton underskirt. Dorothea's Closet via The Wayback Machine

Grand Wedding Gown from Paris, 1883. one-piece ivory silk faille having boned polonaise bodice with 3/4 sleeve trimmed in heavy chenille fringe with white beads. Closed on front with hooks and eyes and 10 ivory buttons. Underskirt draped in angled wide pleats over rows of ruffles comprised of pointed pleats, train edged in pleated ruffles and lace. Stiffened underskirt and attached bustle pad."Robes & Manteaux * Mme Biasse & Co. * Rue St-Honoré 398 Paris."

House of Rouff, Paris, ca. 1897. Silk twill and silk cut velvet on twill foundation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

House of Rouff, Paris, ca. 1897. Silk twill and silk cut velvet on twill foundation. Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Gown, Fox Sisters, New York, ca. 1895. Silk faille combines ribbon-weave satin stripes with watered silk flowers. Fabric embellished with pink velvet trim and flounces of beige lace and ivory silk chiffon. Both pieces lined with ivory taffeta. Boned bodice closes in front with hooks and has little sachet packets inside front. Skirt hem stiffened to hold shape, closes in back with hooks and hooks to bodice. The Fox sisters made dresses for the cream of society.Vintage Textile via…