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Evening Dress. ca. 1866. British. Silk.  Detail of bodice.

Evening dress ca. Often collectors assume these buttons were used on mens vests/waistcoats. In early photos, these buttons are difficult to see, often covered by a shawl, mantel, or simply too small to see.

sheer dresses civil war - Google Search Detail showing how half high lining closes separately.

Bodice Date: ca. 1860 Culture: American or European Medium: cotton Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of The Misses Faith and Delia Leavens, 1941 Accession Number:

Evening dress from ca. 1860s. From Alexandre Vassiliev's collection. Photos from Brother at Your Side and Vassiliev's Facebook.

Alexander Vasiliev Collection French cream, white, and pink printed stripe silk chinee evening gown, circa

Wedding Dress, 1857, day bodice with buttons coiled with metal snakes, short sleeved evening bodice, over-skirt and plain silk underskirt, shoes, a wax bridal wreath, a later silk floral wreath and a dried floral bridesmaid posy. Although a snake motif might seem an unusual adornment for a bridal gown, in the 19th century it was thought to symbolise wisdom and eternity. Prince Albert presented Queen Victoria with an emerald inset snake ring at their engagement which further fuelled the…

Wedding Dress, 1857, day bodice with buttons coiled with metal snakes, short sleeved evening bodice, over-skirt and plain silk underskirt, shoes, a wax bridal wreath, a later silk floral wreath and a dried floral bridesmaid posy. Although a snake motif might seem an unusual adornment for a bridal gown, in the 19th century it was thought to symbolise wisdom and eternity. Prince Albert presented Queen Victoria with an emerald inset snake ring at their engagement which further fuelled the…

Day dress, ca 1871.   That's a lot of plaid!

Dress 1871 Augusta Auctions (OMG that dress!)

Red tartan plaid silk taffeta dress with green fringe, c. late I still don't care for the silhouette of dresses, but the plaid was too much not to share.

love the details, Lacing Detail showing the Metal Rings, mid-to-late century. This makes me think differently about my lacing rings.

c. 1870s Princess Front Bustle Gown of Two-tone Sage Green Silk Taffetas with Tassel Trim One-piece Gown

Princess Front Bustle Gown of Two-tone Sage Green Silk Taffetas with Tassel Trim One-piece Gown (front)

Circa 1865 formal gown, A green watered silk with lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash.

A green watered silk formal gown, circa the lightly padded bodice trimmed with cream and black lace and bows, the horizontally banded skirt with matching waist-sash.

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