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Enchanted Serenity of Period Films: Period Fashion: Mourning Dress

I n watching Downton Abbey , I was struck by the fact that the family members would have to wear their mourning clothes after their relative.

Maternity mourning dress ca 1870

Maternity mourning dress ca 1870

Unidentified maker, American, 19th century, Mourning Dress, c. 1839, Cashmere and twilled cotton, dress

Unidentified maker, American, Mourning Dress, c. Cashmere and twilled cotton, dress

Mourning Dress  1850  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mourning ensemble Date: ca. 1850 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 61 in. cm) Length at CF: 56 in. cm) Width at Bottom: 176 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Miss Janet K. Smith, 1941 Accession Number: b Metropolitan Museum of Art

Half-mourning, 1897-1899; adore purple and black together

Half mourning dress, FIDM, It's half-mourning because of the use of purple and the shiny beads, also the touch of white in the cap. Full mourning has no color or shiny fabric or beads.

“Mourning Glory” Natalie Westling by Inez & Vinoodh for W September 2015

"dragons love gold"

POSE/EMOTION myfavoritefashionthings: “ “ “Mourning Glory” Natalie Westling by Inez & Vinoodh for W September 2015 ” ”

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