Rich blue gown (circa 1867) Classic elements of gowns from this era - high neckline, sloping shoulders with drop sleeve. Fitted bodice with cinched waist swells to full bell skirt. This dress has a slight train with an interesting treatment on the back of the skirt: a low, fringe-trimmed swag with a large bow (with fringed sashes) positioned about knee height.
Afternoon dress, Maison Le Blond, Miss Wellington Successeur, London, ca. 1885. Midnight blue silk satin trimmed with blue brocade figured with golden metallic thistles, roseheads, & shamrocks. Bodice closes front with fabric-covered buttons concealed by pleated plackets leading to brocade faux lapels. Stand collar & cuffs trimmed with brocade, lace, & bows. Bustle skirt draped front & back with 2 inverted pleats of brocade, one with hanging bows. Bonhams
Wedding Dress Two piece grey alpaca wedding dress with full skirt at back. Place: England Object Type: wedding dress Period: Victoria Broad Date: Late Victorian Actual Date: 1878 Century: 19th century Material: Alpaca Wool Museum Accession Number: 1970.172/CST.1658