Silk evening dress, British, ca Low body, deep front point; box pleats and directional pleats in skirt. Trim is box pleated ruched ribbon between a blonde lace and a black lace; singular on sleeves, doubled on skirt.
Crinoline Evening Dress, ca. Evening dresses during the Crinoline period typically had much lower necklines and shorter sleeves than dresses worn in the day. Skirts were very voluminous. The fringe on the sleeves of this gown was very popular at the time
Bustle gown with both ball and dinner bodices by Charles Frederick Worth, Silk brocade, silk satin, and cotton lace. The fabric has stalks of grain and large blossoms, common motifs in Worth's designs.
Herbert Luey Evening dress Met Museum ca. 1890 One of the cases where the back of the gown certainly exceeds the front. Such spectacular draping! This is what happens with proper fabric choice, ladies and gents.
Evening dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1882 Culture: French Medium: silk Front 2 umm this is probably going to be the dress I choose :)