Portrait of Countess Rayevskaya, Ivan Kuzmich Makarov, 1870

"The Promise",  by: British visual effects artist: Alan Maley, (1931-1995). A depiction of a society lady from the late 19th-century, wearing a black and white striped, corseted gown. ~ {cwlyons}

The Promise - Alan Maley Woman in black stripe dress This is actually completely do-able as an ensemble.

Dress, American, 1890

This dress is in keeping with the interest in historical revivals popular in the century. The long puffed sleeves refer to both Elizabethan and early styles. The one-piece construction indicates it was probably intended for formal reception at home

Queen Natalije by Vlaho Bukovac

eclairer-le-ciel: “Queen Natalija Obrenovic (detail) by Vlaho Bukovac, ”

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Evening dress (image 3) | House of Worth | French | 1893-95 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: C.I.54.4.1a–c

Evening dress Design House: House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: Culture: French Medium: silk