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Ivory-colored linen, with printed coral branches, bordered in red satin and black lace. Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti" SO PRETTY!

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Pinning this 1885 American wedding dress purely for the little lace skirt below the bodice. I must remember that for design reasons!

Gray alpaca trimmed with burgundy silk atlas and white cotton. Lined with silk atlas. Closes up front with hooks and eyes. No date.

One-Piece Day Dress ~ ~ Gray alpaca with trim of burgundy silk atlas and white cotton and lined in silk atlas ~ Closes up front with hooks eyes ~ Göteborg Stadsmuseum

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This blue silk, grosgrain dress was worn as a wedding dress. The skirt and bodice are separate. It has white lace trimming around the edge of the bodice and the cuffs (UK, In the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery and the Exeter City Council.

1888 silk satin reception gown. Glorious style!

appliques Gilt with gown Reception silk-satin Amethyst Victorian 1888 MAJESTIC (This was a dress I had seen a couple years ago, but couldn't find it again.

Différents hauts: -Robes à la française -Robe à la turque -Robes à l'anglaise -Robe redingote

Detail of late Century Georgian costumes by award winning designer Michael O'Connor for 'The Duchess', - images courtesy of fripperiesandfobs


Ball gown, Worth, Pale oyster satin edged w/pale lilac-gray velvet. Boned bodice lacing in back, w/swagged fringes of crystal silvered beads outlining breasts, punctuated by couched silver thread bows.

Vestido de noche, ca. 1910-1912. Debutante del vestido con el tren corto. Así femenino!

Evening gown, ca. Debutante's dress with short train. White net studded with glass beads over grayish pink silk crepe chiffon over pale yellowish pink silk taffeta. Made by Helen Gjertsen, Dayton's (department store) dressmaker.

*One of Duchess Himiko's old ball gowns

Percy, England, ca. Aqua silk satin with cream embroidery & black velvet. In the early century, cultivated women regarded pastels & muted shades as refined~