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Dresses by Thurn, New York. Top: 1912. Middle: 1910. Bottom: 1914. Belonged to the Kenefick and Graves families, who lived in Buffalo, New York at the turn of the century. Sloans & Kenyon/Artfact

Dresses by Thurn, New York. Top: Middle: Bottom: Belonged to the Kenefick and Graves families, who lived in Buffalo, New York at the turn of the century.

Mantua, Stomacher, and Petticoat: ca. 1700, Italian, silk satin with metallic embroidery.  | LACMA Collections

Woman's Mantua, Stomacher, and Petticoat Italy, circa 1700 Costumes; principal attire (entire body) Gold and silver metallic thread embroidery on silk satin LACMA Collections

Dress, ca. 1910s, of blue silk with black silk lace overlay. Top of bodice and bottom of sleeve have decorative ivory lace with black embroidery detailing. High waist decorated with wide black satin ribbon that extends down the front and around bottom. Black beading along bust, on sleeves, down sides and on train. Beaded trim on back has large bead tassel at ends. From Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection.

Dress, ca. 1910s, of blue silk with black silk lace overlay. Top of bodice and bottom of sleeve have decorative ivory lace with black embroidery detailing. High waist decorated with wide black satin ribbon that extends down the front and around bottom. Black beading along bust, on sleeves, down sides and on train. Beaded trim on back has large bead tassel at ends. From Emily P. Reynolds Historic Costume Collection.

Lace, Vintage, Summer Wedding accessory. How cute is that?!

Which Fashion Accessory Are You?

Lovely Lace Parasol --- so pretty!Lace:: Parasols:: Vintage Parasol:: Garden Parties:: Pretty Things:: Tea Time this umbrella would be nice for snow or rain :)

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Lily Elsie was a popular actress and singer in Edwardian days. Her dreamy beauty was captured in scores of photographs. She posed in many beautiful dresses, but none so frequently as the one seen here.

Dress, Europe or United States, c. 1835.  Dress of cotton batiste roller-printed with brown flowers and vines is accessorized with a lace collar, belt, purse, and gloves. A cashmere shawl provided warmth without crushing the voluminous sleeves; a lace cap framed the face beneath a bonnet stiffened with whalebone.

1835 Dress ~ The Romantic Era, c. "A dress of cotton batiste…

Vintage Fans: Late 18th Century French c1795 - Directoire fans - silk mounts, sticks, mother of pearl, ivory and ebony respectively

Vintage Fans: Late Century French - Directoire fans - silk mounts, sticks, mother of pearl, ivory and ebony respectively

Day Dress. Plum ribbed silk faille with chemical lace detailing, circa 1911. Oversized Tan Straw Hat, circa 1911. Parasol: Plum and cream cotton sateen with oak handle, via StickleyMuseum.org.

Plum ribbed silk faille with chemical lace detailing; Over sized Straw Hat: Tan straw; Parasol: Plum and cream cotton sateen with oak handle;

INDIAN-WOVEN COTTON DAY DRESSES English, ca. 1794–98The wrap-front closure of the pink-and-white zigzag brocaded gown derives from eighteenth-century informal styles, including the robe à la turque of the 1780s.

INDIAN-WOVEN COTTON DAY DRESSES English, ca. wrap-front closure of the pink-and-white zigzag brocaded gown derives from eighteenth-century informal styles, including the robe à la turque of the

Les Arts Décoratifs - Site officiel - Photographies du Studio Talbot - Photographie du Studio Talbot, Paris, vers 1911-1920

Studio photograph from Talbot Photography, 25 Rue Royal, Paris, circa (lesartsdecoratifs.

Clockwise from top left: Details of coloured lithographs from the coronation book of Tsar Alexander II, 1856, via Wikimedia Commons: "Metropolitans kneel in prayer at the coronation," by Timm; "Crowning of the Empress," by Zichy; "Members of the imperial family congratulate Alexander II," by Zichy. Coronation dress of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, consort of Alexander II, Russia, 1856. Silk brocade, silver threads, embroidery. Moscow Kremlin Museums, via Gogmsite.net.

Clockwise from top left: Details of coloured lithographs from the coronation book of Tsar Alexander II, 1856, via Wikimedia Commons: "Metropolitans kneel in prayer at the coronation," by Timm; "Crowning of the Empress," by Zichy; "Members of the imperial family congratulate Alexander II," by Zichy. Coronation dress of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, consort of Alexander II, Russia, 1856. Silk brocade, silver threads, embroidery. Moscow Kremlin Museums, via Gogmsite.net.

1912 French Black and Gold Satin Hand Embroidered Dress. ( while the source states 1912 this reminds me of some 30's dresses I've seen especially w/ the length although it could have been shortened later...)

1912 French Black and Gold Satin Hand Embroidered Dress. ( while the source states 1912 this reminds me of some dresses I've seen especially w/ the length although it could have been shortened later.

Wedding ensemble Late 19th century, Albanian, silk, cotton & metallic thread. | THE MET

Embroidery on sleeveless Coat Late Century Albanian Wedding Ensemble

An Edwardian evening dress from Jeanne Paquin’s spring/summer collection, c.1912, of turquoise, rose and ivory silk with lace detailing.

Evening dress, Jeanne Paquin, spring/summer collection, Dress in pastel shades combines a "tunique" in light green silk in tabby weave with a skirt made of cream silk satin. The rose red corset belt accentuates the high waist.

The fashions of the La Belle Époque still retained the elaborate, upholstered, hourglass-shaped style of the 19th century.

Gibson girl (Charles Dana Gibson late century in US and Canada). Appeared in the late century drew female beauty and represented beautiful American girls. Women with large bust and hips, waterfall curly hair pined-up loosely.

Vintage gown and overdress

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