England - Robe à la française in cream Spitalfields silk in tabby weave, woven with silver strip. For official occasions, English women wore the “robe à la française”, called a “sack” in England. This beautiful gown is said to have been a wedding dress.
Mourning ensemble, ca 1870 US, the Metropolitan Museum of Art “ Black mourning dress reached its peak during the reign of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom in the second half of the century. Queen Victoria wore mourning from the.