1880 wedding dress: bustle gown of golden champagne-colored brocade silk satin bodice front has floral design of beads and satin embroidery extending from center back down bodice front, fabric inset forms center closure with 11 buttons.
A circa 1896 dark purple and floral afternoon dress. Worn by Anne Basil Jones, the wife of William Basil Jones, the Bishop of Saint Davids, Pembrokeshire between the last of the Welsh Bishops to sit in the House of Lords.
PARIS LABEL SILK AFTERNOON GOWN, c. mushroom silk faille elaborately decorated with scallops, braiding and tassels, semi-boned peplum bodice with self buttons and lace trim, trained skirt having deep hem ruffle above pleats with matching overskirt.
Wedding gown ca. 1875, with basque & embroidered lawn over linen. Pleated satin edging at neckline with decorative satin bowknot. Sleeves of embroidered lawn with ruching & pleated satin cuffs. Underskirt of embroidered lawn with lace trim, satin ribbon detailing, and cascading puffs of lawn over the large bustle. HIstory Museum of Western Virginia