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PURPLE & ORANGE SILK BUSTLE GOWN, 1878-1883 2-piece silk brocade, purple w/ orange flowers & foliage, long fitted bodice, trimmed w/ taupe satin & lace; draped skirt front, very long train.

Purple & Orange Silk Bustle Gown, Augusta Auctions, September 2010 - Sturbridge, MA, Lot 261 See other pin for front view.

Day dress, American, ca. 1870. Three pieces: bodice, skirt, bustle drape. Striped silk satin and silk taffeta.

Day dress, American, circa Three pieces: bodice, skirt, and bustle drape. Striped silk satin and silk taffeta. Via Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PURPLE & ORANGE SILK BUSTLE GOWN, 1878-1883 2-piece silk brocade, purple w/ orange flowers & foliage, long fitted bodice, trimmed w/ taupe satin & lace; draped skirt front, very long train.

Purple and orange silk bustle gown, Two-piece silk brocade, long fitted bodice trimmed with taupe satin and lace.

2 Piece Purple And Orange Bustle Gown Made Of Silk Brocade With Purple And Orange Flowers And Foliage   c. 1878-1883

augustaauctions: “Purple and orange silk bustle gown Adorned with orange flowers and foliage, taupe satin and lace, and a long train.

Interesting hem.  I wonder how it would move?

Party Scene - Regency Era - white & blue Evening dress of silk gauze with a woven pattern of blue leaves in flossed silk, trimmed with silk net and blue satin, c. via The Bowes Museum

Afternoon dress, 1872.

1872 French silk Afternoon dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Medium: silk, mother-of-pearl, metal

French Afternoon Dress, circa 1886. Imagine how exquisite this midnight blue dress would look with sapphire jewelry! Source: MET. #Victorian #Fashion

French Afternoon Dress, circa 1886. Imagine how exquisite this midnight blue dress would look with sapphire jewelry! Source: MET. #Victorian #Fashion

Tea gown (back view) Date: ca. 1900 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Accession Number: C.I.49.2.2

Dress (Tea Gown) Date: ca. 1900 Culture: American Medium: silk, cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 80 in.

"Tulipes Hollandaises" (textile) House of Worth  (French, 1858–1956) Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne 1825–1895 Paris) Designer: Textile by A. M. Gourd & Cie Manufacturer: Textile by Morel, Poeckès & Paumlin Date: 1889

"Tulipes Hollandaises" (textile) House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Designer: Textile by A. Gourd & Cie Manufacturer: Textile by Morel, Poeckès & Paumlin Date: 1889

Worth dresses  | Worth dress 1886-87 - Philadelphia Museum of Art

Charles Frederick Worth - Scanned from book: "Best Dressed-Fashion from the Birth of Couture to Today" - Dilys E. Blum and H. Philadelphia Museum of Art

via FB House of PoLeigh Naise Purple Velvet Trained Gown, c. Late 1870's

Purple Velvet Trained Gown, Late Augusta Auctions, May 2007 Vintage Clothing & Textile Auction, Lot 552

Visiting dress by Emile Pingat, ca 1872 France, the Met Museum

Silk visiting dress by Emile Pingat, France. - Silk visiting dress by Emile Pingat, France. 1872 Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The tail coat portion is very interesting. Apparently fits over a ball gown bodice that buttons to the skirt?

With mechanized sewing becoming ubiquitous, as well as the Victorian penchant for machine-made trimmings such as braid, lace, and ribbons, women's dress became the foundation on which elaborate surface decoration was applied

1800's Dress

1898 ~ House of Worth: Ball Gown (front) ~ Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth ~ silk, rhinestones, metal ~ Metropolitan Museum of Art

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