Explore Mourning Dress, Purple Dress and more!

Rust moire silk, black crepe cape and mourning dress, 3-piece purple dress.

Rust moire silk, black crepe cape and mourning dress, 3-piece purple dress.

Black mourning attire, 3-piece, purple day dress, and bodices.

Black mourning attire, 3-piece, purple day dress, and bodices.

1860s black lace caps (not mourning bonnets as described). "One of black lace and velvet ribbons, with bits of apple green silk and jet beads to the long lappets ; and one of black machine net with pinked silk frill, embellished with apricot silk rosettes." Christie's.

1860s black lace caps (not mourning bonnets as described). "One of black lace and velvet ribbons, with bits of apple green silk and jet beads to the long lappets ; and one of black machine net with pinked silk frill, embellished with apricot silk rosettes." Christie's.

A Victorian ear trumpet swathed in black silk and lace mourning (19th century).Wellcome Library.

A Victorian ear trumpet swathed in black silk and lace mourning (19th century).Wellcome Library.

Mourning Fan: ca. late 1800's, silk adorned with tiny sequins, trimmed in lace, folds for storage with a metal ring, silk attached to painted wood with carved accents.

Mourning Fan: ca. late 1800's, silk adorned with tiny sequins, trimmed in lace, folds for storage with a metal ring, silk attached to painted wood with carved accents.

Black silk mourning dress, c. 1830's.  And it's front opening, which I can't find many examples of from this period.

Black silk mourning dress, c. 1830's. And it's front opening, which I can't find many examples of from this period.

Two women in full goth garb — one in a black lace veil, the other in a top hat — were gamely posing for tourists' photos on the steps of the Met. They were there, along with more traditionally dressed reporters, to preview the Costume Institute's latest exhibit, "Death Becomes Her," which opens tomorrow and focuses on mourning fashion from 1815 to 1915.

The Met’s New Exhibit, ‘Death Becomes Her,’ Will Thrill Your Inner Goth

Two women in full goth garb — one in a black lace veil, the other in a top hat — were gamely posing for tourists' photos on the steps of the Met. They were there, along with more traditionally dressed reporters, to preview the Costume Institute's latest exhibit, "Death Becomes Her," which opens tomorrow and focuses on mourning fashion from 1815 to 1915.

Victorian Woven Black Straw Layered Silk Veil Full Mourning Bonnet Hat. This marvelous mourning bonnet has a layered veil which can be worn covering the face or folded back over the head, attached to small bonnet underneath with a hatpin and silk tie straps for securing under the chin.

Victorian Woven Black Straw Layered Silk Veil Full Mourning Bonnet Hat. This marvelous mourning bonnet has a layered veil which can be worn covering the face or folded back over the head, attached to small bonnet underneath with a hatpin and silk tie straps for securing under the chin.

ANTIQUE 1800'S SILK VICTORIAN PARASOL BLACK CHIFFON MOURNING DRESS CARVED HANDLE - omg love this

ANTIQUE 1800'S SILK VICTORIAN PARASOL BLACK CHIFFON MOURNING DRESS CARVED HANDLE - omg love this

Dark purple wool and moiré silk mourning ensemble, Arthur Chambers & Co, Grantham, England, ca. 1880-85. Standup collar with tulle ruffles, small fob pocket at the waist, ruched skirt panels and center-back waist, gilt-brass Venetian-style winged lion buttons, matching capelet. Kerry Taylor Auctions

Dark purple wool and moiré silk mourning ensemble, Arthur Chambers & Co, Grantham, England, ca. 1880-85. Standup collar with tulle ruffles, small fob pocket at the waist, ruched skirt panels and center-back waist, gilt-brass Venetian-style winged lion buttons, matching capelet. Kerry Taylor Auctions

Pinterest
Search