Now, you've got to admit...this is an absolutely gorgeous profile! Sometimes I wish we could still wear these fashions today. But I wouldn't want to have to wear the corsets necessary to achieve this look!
Portrait of a Lady, 1876-1879 style. Day dress of shot moire silk embroidered in silk, chenille, and metal thread. Also described as follows: Two-piece outfit with trained skirt of purple silk moirŽ. Apron front caught up at back, edged with long silk tassels and an underlayer of pleating. Princess line bodice with heavily embroidered central front, cuffs, pocket flaps, and back neck in navy, purple, and gold. Buttons also embroidered in gold.
American Duchess:Historical Costuming: V337: Bustle Decoration Inspiration | Historical Costuming and sewing of Rococo 18th century clothing, 16th century through 20th century, by designer Lauren Reeser