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Victorian 1870s

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Victorian 1870s

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Zone-Front Day Dress (La Dress Élégante, 1877) Visit yesterdaysthimble... for more information on the depicted clothing here, or other blog entries concerning Victorian fashion plates, costumes etc

Friday’s Fashion Plates

A Quick 1879 Bonnet from a 1950s Hat

A Quick 1879 Bonnet from a 1950s Hat

1873 silk evening dress, McCord Museum

Guide to dress making by J Henry Symonds is a must-have for anyone interested in Victorian sewing techniques. Published in 1876 it's available FREE to download

  • Sandra Deakins
    Sandra Deakins

    Thanks Val!

  • Val LaBore
    Val LaBore

    You're welcome!

Victorian fashion plate: December 1873. Plate 5, Le Monde Elegant

1874 hairstyles Peterson's Magazine

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Fashion plate, 1870’s.

October fashions, 1875 England, The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine

Old Rags - October fashions, 1875 England, The Englishwoman’s...

Le Moniteur de la Mode 1875

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Dress, Patry, Paris, ca. 1870s. Ivory silk with small flower pattern, black velvet, black lace, black satin ribbons. atelier1900/ebay

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The Barrington House Date: 1879

The Barrington House

1875 La Beau Monde

How to Sit in a Victorian Bustle Dress

Riding Habit Date: ca. 1875 Culture: American

Riding habit | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1879 dress

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

detail on a circa 1879 dress

1870s - rings (bone?) on inside of skirt for bustling. *For modern making, plastic rings found in drapery departments could be used*

  • Val LaBore
    Val LaBore

    That's how the ladies in my group described it, and was a suggestion of how they could do it. No idea what they really were.

  • Eva Dress
    Eva Dress

    Oh! Haha. I've seen the bone crochet rings and thought those might have been a possibility back in the day.

  • Val LaBore
    Val LaBore

    Yes, bone! That's it. I edited my description.

  • Eva Dress
    Eva Dress

    Nice 'chatting' with you here today Val!

  • Val LaBore
    Val LaBore


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"Day dress, French, ca. 1875. Silk rep. From Alexandre Vassiliev's collection.

1871 American Duchess:Historical Costuming: V337: Bustle Decoration Inspiration | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser

American Duchess: V337: Bustle Decoration Inspiration

1875 visiting dress ヴィジティング・ドレス

ヨーロッパ | 文化学園服飾博物館


1870s Summer gown from the Cora Ginsburg collection. Beautiful, light and airy.

1875-80 from the Galleria de la Mode Paris (I love the length on the bodice)

from the August 1876 edition of Journal des Demoiselles.

roller skating ensembles from Paris, 1876.