Afternoon dress, ca 1785 England, the Victoria & Albert Museum “ In the and printed cotton fabrics began to replace silk in popularity for women’s gowns. The material of this gown has a dotted ground and is printed in a repeating pattern.
Photograph of Alexandra of Denmark wearing a gorgeous nautical style dress. It was taken in while she was still Princess of Wales. It’s hard to believe she was 40 years old in this picture! Alexandra retained a youthful appearance well into her old age.
Period accurate 1885 Visiting Dress created & hand sewn by fashion designer John Burbidge: deep red silk satin & velvet bustle skirt & jacket, lace blouse, fringed & tasseled over skirt, includes matching parasol & hat, shoes.
Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art