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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.

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.

Dressing gown (image 2) | American | 1845-1850 | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: C.I.45.97.3

Dressing gown (image 2) | American | 1845-1850 | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: C.I.45.97.3

MQ Wien: Depotführungen in die Modesammlung des Wien Museum, Besuchstoilette, 1870/1873 © Wien Museum

MQ Wien: Depotführungen in die Modesammlung des Wien Museum, Besuchstoilette, 1870/1873 © Wien Museum

Calico wrapper, 1875-1885; Cotton, bustle back, center front 17 mauve shell buttons with etched floral motif, plain brown cotton trim, Sh-Sh 16", B 33", Slv L 22.5", L 54"-57"

Calico wrapper, 1875-1885; Cotton, bustle back, center front 17 mauve shell buttons with etched floral motif, plain brown cotton trim, Sh-Sh 16", B 33", Slv L 22.5", L 54"-57"

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

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

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

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