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1817 Danish dress. After the under dress laces, there are two ties to hold the outerdress closed. Click through for more pictures.

White muslin wedding dress (showing fall-front bodice construction and underdress), English, c. 1805-11. There is a hand written note in ink with this item: "India muslin wedding dress with neckline insertion, worn by my grandmother Hon Jane Elizabeth Wain?, daughter of Lord Headley of Agador, Co Kerry (Ireland) 1811. Lived at Lea Castle, Simmonsbath, Exmoor. Died in Rome." It also says "Wolverley House, Jersey." They probably had two residences.

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20 ways to use worn out clothes that you’ve never thought of

Would be interesting for Pirate game day- reminds me of old school football mum corsages. Look into your husband´s closet and maybe you can find a colorful tie that is no longer in use. Pin it up with a beautiful brooch. Cool and different!

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Upcycled tie necklace featuring a fun abstract tie in gorgeous shades of burgundy and gold

T13/584/J153 made 1790-1800, fabric 1760-1770. cotton chintz with white linen bodice lining. Netherlands.

Evening dress, back detail. Date: 1809. Culture: French. Medium: fine cotton mull. Metropolitan Museum of Art.