1890's dress

If I ever create a outfit, this is what I'd use as my inspiration. Blue Cotton Walking Suit Of Jacket And Skirt With Detail Of Venetian Point Lace And Glass Beads - ANTIcostume Not actually vintage.

Couleurs pour la robe de PUTAIN

century wedding dresses - Little known fact - Blue was the favourite colour for Medieval wedding gowns - as it was the colour worn by Mary, the mother of Jesus - thus symbolizing purity/virginity.


Ballgown, France, Musée des Tissus de Lyon This dress, also called “robe parée”, is a ball dress. The skirt is worn over a pannier .

Velvet dress belonging to Samantha, complete with apron to keep her skirt free of smudge and dirt.

dress of 1886 consists of two pieces (bodice and skirt). Chine silk bodice 'with blue velvet trim. Skirt in ivory silk with blue velvet inlay.

Jacket and shawl in chintz, skirt in glazed printed cotton, 1770-1800. MoMu - Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp, www.momu.be. Photo by Hugo Maertens, Bruges..jpg

Indian chintz jacket and shawl, paired with a European skirt in glazed printed cotton. Via Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp. Photo by Hugo Maertens, Bruges.

Detail front view, levite or round gown, The Netherlands, 1780-1800. Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

Detail front view of an antique blue dress, levite or round gown. The Netherlands, Sky blue silk taffeta with a light blue silk sash.

I don't describe a dress like this in The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn, but Tamsen certainly might have worn a gown like this, and she would have had her hair styled like this. I keep looking at this manikin expecting it to come to life, it's so very Tamsen-like.

fripperiesandfobs: “ Robe a l’anglaise ca. 1780 From National Museums Scotland ”

Caraco and petticoat, 1770’s From the Musée Galliera

This is a matching pink caraco jacket and petticoat from the This outfit has less decoration and the jacket is based off of an English man's riding dress. Eschelles still adorn the front in a similar color of pink.

silk brocade robe a l'anglaise, cream silk damask w/ brocade sprays of polychrome flowers: lace front bodice w/ attached back skirt train, pleated petticoat, stomacher w/ ribbon & lace trims