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Lady Mary Crawley and Miss Lavinia Swire. #DowntonAbbey #Season2

Vintage 1950's cocktail dress.

1770s-80s. Made from sheer white cotton dimity printed with a repeat pattern of floral sprays. Referring to a gown made from similar fabric, the Victoria and Albert Museum wrote that "the lack of decoration and use of cotton instead of silk indicates this gown was probably worn during summer afternoons for card games and tea parties, rather than for evening dress." The robe á l'anglaise style has a fitted bodice back and closed bodice fronts. The skirt, open in front, is pulled up ...

Antique Clothing at Vintage Textile: #2810 robe a l'anglaise

A summery printed cotton afternoon gown and matching petticoat dating to circa 1785. Also note her very large fan, which although already a fashion necessity by the 1700s, would have had a far more practical use in the summer months.

Gown and matching shoes, 1760. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, via The Ornamented Being

19th century. WOW! So elegant, so gorgeous, so ornate. Think of the handwork that went into this gown. Amazing!

Mme de Merteuil´s Yellow Traveling Gown - Dangerous Liaisons (1988) movie costumes

Tudors series amazing costumes!

WEDDINGS of the Tudors - The Tudors Wiki

18th century wickedness in the form of Monica Bellucci in "The Brotherhood of the Wolf".

red garden gown

Carnival in Venice

Casanova movie costumes, Natalie Dormer as Victoria

Stuart - Georgian Recycled Costumes

American Duchess: GREAT Hats of the Late 18th c. ... [what are they and where do I get them?]

British actress and star of the film “Anna Karenina”, Keira Knightley, graces the October issue of Vogue US. Wearing pieces from the fall haute couture collections (including Chanel on the cover), Keira poses for Mario Testino’s lens with styling by fashion editor Grace Coddington.

~Saffron yellow evening gown of silk chiffon. A criss-cross effect on the bodice is achieved with edging of rhinestones and seed pearls. Gussets on the skirt are accented with yellow ostrich feathers and beads~

TatiTati Style ✿ Eleonora Duse.

1893-1900 silk evening dress by Charles Frederick Worth (French)

@дневники — *****

Anna and Laura Tirocchi, 1925

Mantua ca. 1747 From Colonial Williamsburg

Robe a l’anglaise, 1780-85 From the Museum Rotterdam - See more at: fripperiesandfobs...

Gown and matching shoes, 1760. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum, via The Ornamented Being. This is amazing that both dress and matching shoes have survived and in such good condition!

I stumbled upon this vintage fashion blog. It is truly amazing! If you love vintage fashion, please check it out!

Before the Automobile: Robe à la Française

Hillwood Estates c.1908 Callot Soeurs

French author Colette, late 1800s.