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Madame Olympe evening gown, c. 1866

This incredible 1866 dinner/reception dress was designed by Madame Olympe in New Orleans. It definitely has a unique New Orleans flavor to i.

Lindíssimo vestido de manhã, 1865. Propriedade do Kobe Fashion Museum, no Japão.

Lindíssimo vestido de manhã, 1865. Propriedade do Kobe Fashion Museum, no Japão.

1857-1860, America Silk evening dress The MET This dress was worn by Mrs. James Bonner Collins to a White House Reception for James Buchanan.

1857-1860, America Silk evening dress The MET This dress was worn by Mrs. James Bonner Collins to a White House Reception for James Buchanan.

Fits & Starts Vintage: Colts & Quilts: The Civil War Remembered, love the two dresses shown here.  Also includes a pic of one of the 6 known USSC quilts from the exhibit.

Fits & Starts Vintage: Colts & Quilts: The Civil War Remembered. Also includes a pic of one of the 6 known USSC quilts from the exhibit.

Blue ball gown

Inspiration for my novella, The Substitute Bride. A gown my heroine Gwen might wear. Evening Dress ca. 1865 from the Cincinnati Art Museum.

vestido 1865

vestido 1865

Fripperies and Fobs - Evening dress ca. 1882

Evening dress ca. 1882 From Vintage Textile (archived) In the there was a resurgence of popularity in century styles. Some dresses mimicked the open-robe style and watteau pleated backs.

A little past my era, but I just love the finishing details including the buttons!

victorianclassicantique: Dressing Gown Date:early Culture:American Medium:silk, wool, cotton

Amazing dress of white dimity worn open over a white muslin skirt. Shown with a period coral brooch and yellow silk sash c.1865

Amazing dress of white dimity worn open over a white muslin skirt. Shown with a period coral brooch and yellow silk sash

Afternoon dress Date: 1860s Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (no dimensions available) Credit Line: Gift of Professor Talbot Hamlin, 1954 Accession Number: C.I.X.54.10.23a, b

Afternoon dress - Afternoon dress Date: Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: (no dimensions available) Credit Line: Gift of Professor Talbot Hamlin, 1954

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