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Okay, if the famous Worst Dressed list was around in 1895, then surely this disaster would have made it on. Click the link and then check out the back view.

two-piece wedding reception dress (bodice and skirt) in fuchsia silk velvet and silk satin ivory fabric, via Abiti Antichi- Abito.

Reception or dinner dress, Charles Frederick Worth, circa 1883. Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace.

Reception or dinner dress ~ Charles Frederick Worth ~ ~ Silk damask, satin, and plain weave (taffeta), trimmed with glass beads and metallic yarn gimp, with silk fringe and machine-made lace.

Worth evening dress, 1898  From the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Evening dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, Date: 1898 Culture: French Medium: silk, rhinestones. Back Victorian fashion

Lot:628: HEAVY SILK WALKING SUIT with UNUSUAL TRIM, EARLY 2, Lot Number:628, Starting Bid:$350, Auctioneer:Charles A. Whitaker Auction Co., Auction:628: HEAVY SILK WALKING SUIT with UNUSUAL TRIM, EARLY 2, Date:05:00 AM PT - Apr 23rd, 2011

Dress and jacket of natural ottoman lavishly trimmed with black piped scallops, 84 self buttons, blue Chinese figural embroidered silk.

Persimmon Silk Ball Gown,    c.1895

Persimmon Silk Ball Gown, C. Augusta Auctions, May 2007 Vintage Clothing Textile Auction, Lot 805

Dress  1893  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Late Victorian Dress American Belle Epoche Evening Dress Date: 1893 Culture: American Materials: Silk, Wool, Rhinestones, Metal

Worth day dress, 1867 (back view).

Dress - Dress Designer: Depret (French) Date: Culture: French Medium: piña cloth, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 13 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in. cm) Waist (c): 25 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Elizabeth R.

ephemeral-elegance:  Wool Appliqued Velvet Afternoon Dress, ca. 1902 via Augusta Auctions

VELVET & WOOL AFTERNOON GOWN, c. taupe moire silk faille & velvet w/ faun wool flannel appliques in stylized folige motifs, bolero style bodice, high neck "under bodice" of cream silk panne, ribbon embroidered & lace trimmed lapels