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Historical dresses & textiles

Historical dresses & textiles

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Dress, 1800-1810, Documentation Centre ja Textile Museum - CDMT

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sold by Vintage Textile #2746. c1800 Directoire-period cotton gauze dress. The sheer cotton mull fabric (muslin) of the dress bears little resemblance to modern (USA not UK) muslin. Originally made only in India, "muslin" (c.1800) referred to a variety of cloths woven from very finely spun cotton yarns. The resulting cloth was transparent and gauze-like. The dress features a bib front bodice held in place with a pin on each side. (The pins in the pictures are not original to the period)

Promenade dress Designer: Emile Pingat (French, active 1860–96) Date: ca. 1888 Culture: French

Ball gown, Italian (?), ca. 1869. Ivory-colored linen, with printed coral branches, bordered in red satin and black lace. Photo: Antonio Quattrone. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti

Pink Moire' Alpaca With Running Flower And Stem Pattern Embroidered In Chain Stitch In Black Silks, Flowers In White Cotton Applique' - England c.1890-1900

Dress (Robe à la française) [England; textile Dutch or German] (1995.235a,b) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Knickers - Date: 1890s Culture: American (probably) Medium: silk

Drawers | probably American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Victorian winter jacket, late 1880’s style. Made of wool, cotton lining. Decorated with black braiding and glass buttons. Fabric covered ball beads. Fur edges, spiral steel bones inside. Reproduction, made by Angela Mombers. How it's made: www.walkingthroug...

Sleeve cuff from a mantua made in the 1770'ies.

Court Dress: ca. 1810-1820, velvet trimmed with metallic lace. Sold by Christies. Per Christies: "This dress may have been worn by Sarah Otway-Cave, 3rd Baroness Braye. Her husband, Henry Otway, died in 1815. The colour of the dress suggests that the lady was a widow. The luxuriousness of the velvet and the expense of the silver and gold laces suggest a lady of some considerable style and substance."

I want this one. Muslin Day Dress with White-Work Embroidery. Probably Scottish, c. 1817.

Detail of woman's mantua, stomacher and petticoat, Italy, ca. 1700; Gold and silver metallic thread embroidery on silk satin -- LACMA Collections Online [2nd of two pins]

Woman's Mantua, Stomacher, and Petticoat | LACMA Collections

Afternoon gown from the 1860's

Probably late 1840s - via Kay Gnagey's facebook

Satin damask mantle trimmed with fur, 1870s, from the Vintage Textile archives.

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Georgian fashion 1760 – 1820: Regency fashion 1820 – 1860: Victorian fashion 1840 – 1900:

Memorizing 19th Century Fashion–Victorian Style

Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928), Princess, Tsaritsa, Glucksberg family, Romanov family, Danish, curly coiffure, off shoulder vee neckline, modesty piece, pleated bodice, bertha, lace, cap sleeves, vee waistline, crinoline, necklace, bracelets, brooch, bracelets

Another character Drawing, in the dress of a child's Governess in the home of people of quality.  Caraco of Indian taffeta, with matching petticoat, the whole trimmed in box pleats of the same material; sabot-cuffed sleeves, having a head of gauze resembling short manchettes or bonshommes.

A Most Beguiling Accomplishment: 1770s

Studio and Garden: At The Met: European Lace, and the Pleasure of Fine Craftsmanship

1870s walking suit via The Indianapolis Museum of Art

1860's Printed Wool Robe with Amazing Lining Civil War Era | eBay

Peignoir 1880s The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Women's 19th Century lavender and pink taffeta silk cream lace Dressing Gown

The Empire fashions at the turn of the 19th century were often little more than sheer nightgowns. The practical solution to the discomfort of lighter clothing was to simply adopt the warm undergarment called pantaloons, already worn by men. Women's pantaloons were made of light stockinet in a flesh toned nude colour and reached to just below the knee, or even all the way to the ankles. This is why Empire women often appear to be wearing no underwear when seen in paintings of the era.

Detail of chemise Date: ca. 1862 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Edwin J. Gutman, 1944 Accession Number: C.I.44.93.4

Chemise | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art