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Apple green mid-19th century silk dress comprising skirt, bodice, jacket and belt. Bodice trimmed with cream lace and bead detail. Jacket has silk thread-covered buttons. Theodore Bruce Auctions

Apple green century silk dress comprising skirt, day bodice, evening bodice and belt. Bodice trimmed with cream lace and bead detail. Jacket (day bodice) has silk thread-covered buttons.

Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, 1860. Open V-neck...

Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, Open V-neck boned back lacing bodice with points, short sleeves with lace on net bell, trimmed with bands of satin ribbon & lined in muslin. wide train with applied hem band of Van Dyke.

evening gown with sleeves Lilac tartan moiré taffeta gown with day and evening bodices, ca. 1860. Day bodice button-fronted with black braid bands to shoulders and cuffs, cut low and pointed to the front and high at the back; curved sleeves. Evening bodice with pronounced point to waist, puff sleeves, silk lace to the neck. Full, pleated skirt. Kerry Taylor Auctions/Artfact

Kerry Taylor Auctions [unknown province] lilac tartan plaid moire silk dress with day and evening bodices, circa

One-piece silk taffeta dress, ca. 1860s. Strips of green silk taffeta, cut on the bias, trim bodice, sleeves, and hem. Fringe and jet beads on bodice, sleeves, and hem. Bodice lined with cotton and boned; skirt is unlined. Textile Museum & Documentation Center of Terrassa (IMATEX):

One-piece silk taffeta dress, ca. 1860s. Strips of green silk taffeta, cut on the bias, trim bodice, sleeves, and hem. Fringe and jet beads on bodice, sleeves, and hem. Bodice lined with cotton and boned; skirt is unlined. Textile Museum & Documentation Center of Terrassa (IMATEX):

This blue silk, grosgrain dress was worn as a wedding dress. The skirt and bodice are separate.

This blue silk, grosgrain dress was worn as a wedding dress. The skirt and bodice are separate.

Dress, ca. 1880

Chocolate brown silk polonaise bodice dips at the sides to drape and form back bustle. Ten crochet ball buttons, embroidered lace cuffs, tan cotton lining. Cream silk twill skirt with tiny brown floral print, square insert in back of sol

Trousseau dress, 1868. One-piece lime green satin with cream, green, gold, and beaded trim. Ten decorative silk-covered buttons with beads. Partly hand-stitched, partly machine-stitched. Very stiff piece of pleated fabric at center front inside bodice. Two large silk-covered cotton pads help create desired shape. Kentucky Historical Society

Trousseau dress, One-piece lime green satin with cream, green, gold, and…

Zouave dress ca. early 1860s. Three pieces (bodice, skirt, bolero jacket). Jacket and skirt of light caramel brown silk faille with shirred white tulle trim on sleeves and velvet ribbon and lace motifs. Bodice of white canvas covered in front with brown taffeta; closes front with 11 buttons. Danish National Museum by LiesbethLap

Zouave jacket ca. early The short, fitted jacket was usually trimmed with a braiding and collarless. It was inspired by Algerian uniforms that were worn as they fought against the French.

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Ball gown, Two pieces. Beige silk chiffon with pink and b lack plaid, pink silk faille, pink silk ribbon,

Evening gown, Jean-Philippe Worth, ca. 1895. Brocaded silk satin with turquoise & silver peacock feathers on lilac ground. Two-piece gown is reminiscent of 18th century open robes. It has open-front skirt and ¾-length sleeves trimmed with lace engageantes. Lined with aqua silk taffeta, bodice has boned seams and cotton tapelace trim. Similar gown, from 1894, in Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mode Museum, Hasselt

Brocaded silk satin with turquoise & silver peacock feathers on lilac ground. It has open-front skirt and ¾-length sleeves trimmed with lace engageantes. Lined with aqua silk taffeta, bodice has boned seams and cotton tapelace trim.

Day dress ca. 1861-63. Museum of London - Pattern in Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion

Museum of London via Molly Elizabeth Costumes (The undersleeves on this are fabulous.

Bodice  Date: 1863–67 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (including streamer): 42 in. (106.7 cm)

Bodice - American - silk - Dimensions: Length at CB (including streamer): 42 in. cm) - Purchase, Judith and Ira Sommer Gift, 1993 - Accession Number:

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