Day dress, 1860 From Les Arts Décoratifs via Europeana Fashion

Day dress, 1860 From Les Arts Décoratifs via Europeana FashionFripperies and Fobs Dress ca. 1860 From the Musée Galliera

Day dress, 1867-68, from the Kyoto Costume Institute

Day Dress A three-piece dress that has the appearance of a jacket and skirt. The arabesque pattern on the white cotton piqué creates a rhythmical visual effect. The taste for orientalism at the time extended to fashion, with arabesque.

Dress1913Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti | OMG that dress! | Bloglovin'

Dress1913Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti (OMG that dress!)

Robe à transformation, 1867 From the Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti via Europeana Fashion

Formal women’s dress in three pieces (jacket, bodice and skirt) in mauve colour taffetas, with decorations in yellow gold thread, Italian manifacture, Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo.

Visiting dress by Emile Pingat, ca 1872 France, the Met Museum

Silk visiting dress by Emile Pingat, France. - Silk visiting dress by Emile Pingat, France. 1872 Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Wedding Dress: 1851, American, silk. "...While it is possible that the skirt was re-made for a later bride, there is no obvious indication of that being the case. Wedding clothes have traditionally been vehicles for fantasy and historicism, however, which may be the case in the styling of this one. It nevertheless is a grand dress made for a wedding in Grace Church, a high society Brooklyn house of worship."

This wedding dress from 1851 seems strangely ahead of its time. The bustle silhouette is not consistent with the round, dome shape of the century dresses. However, there are no indications of subsequent alterations. Odd, isn’

Dress  c.1864  The MET

Dress (Met Museum) Date: ca. 1864 Culture: French (probably) Medium: silk Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Dorothy H. Johnston, 1940 Accession Number: - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

1860, Metropolitan Museum of Art House of PoLeigh Naise

Moiré whenasinsilks: Afternoon dress, silk moire trimmed with silk satin ribbon, c. Museum at FIT accession no.

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