Dress, 1910-13.

Sheer cotton muslin dress with small darts for close-fitting silhouette. Wide filet lace band trimmed with needle-woven tulips, berries & scrolling leaves vertically placed like arrows across bands of lace.

Blouse & skirt, from Croatia, ca. 1908–09. Blouse is made in two types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

This blouse is so elegant, definitely something for Lydia. Blouse & skirt, Croatia, ca. Blouse is 2 types of lace on tulle; skirt is black velvet. Museum of Arts & Crafts, Zagreb

Evening Dress, Moscow, 1910s, at the State Hermitage Museum. Chiffon, satin, silk thread and glass beads. See: http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1521128/?lng=en

Evening Dress, Moscow, at the State Hermitage Museum. Chiffon, satin, silk thread and glass bead

1895 Vassar class on the lawn  (according to the blogger...could not find original photo)...

1895 Vassar Class Day On the Lawn (Not wedding gowns, of course .but imagine this beautiful scene of girls in white dresses .

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Summer dress consisting of a blouse and skirt, by Jacques Doucet, 1904, at the Palais Galliera. White cotton, panels of red and blue cross-stitch embroidery.

Summer dress consisting of a blouse and skirt, by Jacques Doucet, at the Palais Galliera. White cotton, panels of red and blue cross-stitch embroidery.

Zinaida Gippius / З.Н. Гиппиус. Фотография ателье «Отто Ренар», Москва, 1904 г.

Zinaida Gippius Russian poet, one of the founders of Russian symbolism, was into androgyny and wore trousers way before Katharine Hepburn, was a total babe

Dress, early 1900s. Silk with satin thread embroidered in circles & dots. Front has full-length lace & pleated panel from high boned collar to hem. Net embroidered with flowers & leaves. Front panel & sleeves have rows of 3/4" wide pleats and pleats that overhang shoulders. Dress has silk-covered buttons at top bodice, waist, and cuffs, as well as 10 covered buttons down back. Hook closures in back. Skirt has pintuck pleats & 1/4" pleat. dogwood248/ebay

Dress, early 1900s. Silk with satin thread embroidered in circles & dots. Front has full-length lace & pleated panel from high boned collar to hem. Net embroidered with flowers & leaves. Front panel & sleeves have rows of 3/4" wide pleats and pleats that overhang shoulders. Dress has silk-covered buttons at top bodice, waist, and cuffs, as well as 10 covered buttons down back. Hook closures in back. Skirt has pintuck pleats & 1/4" pleat. dogwood248/ebay

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