Another mourning gown. I like the embroidered detailing on this dress and the use of different fabrics, like the satin at the waist and the silk/organza fabric.

Another mourning gown. I like the embroidered detailing on this dress and the use of different fabrics, like the satin at the waist and the silk/organza fabric.

This Victorian-era ensemble (estimated from 1870 to 1872) features the black hue, modest silhouette, and shrouding veil typical of mourning attire at the time

New Costume Institute exhibit to explore Victorian mourning fashions

This Victorian-era ensemble (estimated from 1870 to 1872) features the black hue, modest silhouette, and shrouding veil typical of mourning attire at the time

1890-1893 formal day dress, probably half-mourning, by designer Sara Mayer & A. Morhanger (Paris France). via The Victoria & Albert Museum.

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1890-1893 formal day dress, probably half-mourning, by designer Sara Mayer & A. Morhanger (Paris France). via The Victoria & Albert Museum.

Absolutely stunning 1910-1912 Half mourning dress by Lucile (Victoria and Albert Museum) | I'd seen this dress before and didn't realize it was a mourning dress. Looks so chic!

Absolutely stunning 1910-1912 Half mourning dress by Lucile (Victoria and Albert Museum) | I'd seen this dress before and didn't realize it was a mourning dress. Looks so chic!

1877 bodice back - Mourning dress in two pieces (bodice and long skirt) in faille silk embroidered black color on color. Decorative lacing on schiana. ____ (translated from Italian by Google)

1877 bodice back - Mourning dress in two pieces (bodice and long skirt) in faille silk embroidered black color on color. Decorative lacing on schiana. ____ (translated from Italian by Google)

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago    By Mail On Sunday Reporter

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago By Mail On Sunday Reporter

A Victorian mourning dress from the late 1800s. The wearer would have been past the fist stage of mourning when shiny fabrics like taffeta were not allowed.

A Victorian mourning dress from the late 1800s. The wearer would have been past the fist stage of mourning when shiny fabrics like taffeta were not allowed.

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