Tea gown of silk velvet, embroidered with coloured silks, England, 1895-1900. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. See: http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O362557/tea-gown-unknown/

Tea gown of silk velvet, embroidered with coloured silks, England, The Victoria & Albert Museum

Kimono dressing gown, c. 1885. This blue dressing gown began its life as a kimono; converted into a victorian gown.

Kimono dressing gown, c. This blue dressing gown began as a "furisode" or "swinging sleeves" kimono, a type worn only by young unmarried women, but was converted into a Victorian styled dress. For more information, click image.

Dress & Kaftan Late 19th century Turkey Sadberk Hanim Museum via Turkish Culture

Bridal Outfit (Entari, Long Jacket and Shoes) (Late Century CE Ottoman Empire) (Sadberk Hanim Museum, Istanbul)

Empress Josephine's court dress, 1800's

Court dress and train of the Empress Josephine designed by Louis-Hippolyte Leroy

Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, 1890s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Two bodices; velvet, satin, lace, silk and silver thread, metal and glass beads, paste; embroidered.

Dress of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, by Charles Frederick Worth's Firm, Paris, at the State Hermitage Museum.

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