Reception Dress: Day Bodice, Evening Bodice And Skirt Artist/Maker:Selina Cadwallader d. Place: France Classification: Women's Main Dress: Majority of Body/Costume and Accessory Medium:silk, satin, lace
theblacklacedandy: “cimetiere-chanson: “ Afternoon dress ca. Made and worn by Ora Baily McCuthen, a concert pianist in San Diego. She was the daughter of James O. Baily, one of the first men to discover gold in.
1811 British Ball gown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - The use of a sheer overlay on this gown and the light colours lend themselves well to the Regency-era silhouette of a high waist and straight skirt.
1866 black silk faille two-piece dress. Though it appears extremely formal and elegant to our contemporary eyes, it would have been worn to a dinner or reception, rather than the most formal of evening balls. The black ground creates a luxurious con