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Summer Day Dress Worn by Madame Bartholomé in the Painting In the Conservatory  French, 1880  White cotton printed with purple dots and stripes  Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Gift of the Galerie Charles and André Bailly, 1991

Summer Day Dress Worn by Madame Bartholomé in the Painting In the Conservatory French, 1880 White cotton printed with purple dots and stripes Musée d'Orsay, Paris, Gift of the Galerie Charles and André Bailly, 1991

Day ensemble, 1880. Cotton print. Basque bodice and bustle skirt. Matching umbrella. Photo: Christine Valkenberg Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire via kikirpa.be

Matching umbrella with attire. Basque bodice and bustle skirt. Photo: Christine Valkenberg Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire via kikirpa.be

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Special Garb: Couture - Purple velvet dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Worth, Paris, circa at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

Walking dress, Mme. Cridon, Paris, 1885. Wool & silk. Bodice has opening in front to reveal underbodice resembling a man’s waistcoat, which is attached to the outer jacket at side seam. Bustle skirt with draped overskirt; steel hoops & tapes in back of underskirt to pull it into shape over bustle pad. Hem reaches top of wearer’s shoes, making it easier to walk in than a trained skirt. Victoria & Albert Museum

Bodice has opening in front to reveal underbodice resembling a man’s waistcoat, which is attached to the outer jacket at side seam. Bustle skirt with draped overskirt; steel hoops & tapes in back of un

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1906 Walking ensemble: Jacket, skirt, blouse, and cummerbund. Wool and cotton. Via Nordic Museum, Sweden.

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Circa 1885 silk Tea gown, by Liberty of London. Tea gown, 1886 -- [the Victorian woman's idea of designer sweats].

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Two-piece walking dress ca. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of s

Tea gown, House of Rouff, Paris, circa Ivory woven silk damask embroidered…

1910's Fashion

Dinner dress House of Drécoll The classic pannier draping and long pointed train of this dress indicates the highest style of the period. Beautiful in shape and style, the piece is an elegant.

Wonderful layering effects and irregularly diagonal ruched details on this 1880s French dress, French, ca. 1880s. Interesting how the front of the 'jacket' looks like it's closed with straps, whereas this is actually a one-piece.

Wonderful layering effects and irregularly diagonal ruched details on this French dress, French, ca. Interesting how the front of the 'jacket' looks like it's closed with straps, whereas this is actually a one-piece.

Victorian dress 1870

[General background] Three-piece bustle dress (jacket, skirt, underskirt), ca. of gray faille with underskirt and trim of dark blue velvet. North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources

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