PAISLEY SHAWL, MID 19th C

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Dress,  c.1880   (by UConn Today)

Cranberry brocade bodice and maroon silk taffeta skirt. 1974 gift from Mrs. Fitch Cheney to the University of Connecticut Historical Clothing and Textile Collection. (William Benton Museum of Art - Press Images)

Dress, 1875-1880 via The Mint Museum

Reception Gown circa Place object was created: United States Silk brocade, silk satin

ca.1875-1880 Tea Gown ,Medium Silk moire. With ecru cotton lace trim.

The teagown was intended to be worn at home while greeting receiving people. As with most other century garments it did not require the wearer to don a corset underneath. This level of comfort was only permissible in one's own home

Late 1850's "sheer" dress - I remember seeing this in the first lady's exhibit in the Smithsonian in the mid 1980's.

This is an example of a fashionable summer day dress of the late Typical of the period are the full ‘pagoda’ sleeves and the bodice gathered from the shoulders into the lower front waist. Tiered skirts were popular in the

Dress 1805-1810 The Victoria & Albert Museum

Dress 1805-1810 The Victoria & Albert Museum (OMG that dress!)

Regency gown Place of origin: France (possibly, made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Muslin, embroidered with cotton and silver thread, lined with linen, hand-sewn Credit Line: Given by Messrs Harrods Ltd.

victorian dresses

Victorian fashion: French Reception dress, c. 1876 (detail) Maison Touin Gorgeous Gold and red bustle dress, Side view

Woman's Promenade Dress United States, circa 1870 Silk taffeta, linen plain weave and cotton twill weave with silk macramé fringe (M.2007.211.773a-d) | LACMA Collections

Woman's Promenade Dress United States, circa 1870 Costumes Silk taffeta, linen plain weave and cotton twill weave with silk macramé fringe

Dress1862The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress1862The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)

Dress Date: ca. 1862 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (bolero): 19 in.

1850 culture- British -The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress Date: ca. 1850 Culture: British Medium: silk, flax Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L. Crowley Bequests, 1983 Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

VESTIDO 1854 MET

Ball Gown 1854 I am pinning this to show to Hilferty the next time she claims there are no dresses cut this way. the "cinderella" thing.

Evening dress, designed by Maison Laferrière, 1900.  This dress was worn by Princess Alexandra of Denmark (the future Queen Alexandra), who was considered to dress with exemplary taste.

Evening dress Maison Laferriere About Paris Figured satin, decorated with imitation pearls, diamantes and spangles; net is modern replacement History of Fashion 1900 - 1970 - Victoria and Albert Museum

Printed wool morning dress 1844.

Morning dress Date: ca. 1844 Culture: British Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Marcia Sand Bequest, in memory of her daughter, Tiger (Joan) Morse, 1979

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