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Two-piece dress, ca. 1900. Cotton with white embroidery and bobbin lace. Mother-of-pearl buttons. Les Arts Décoratifs

Two-piece dress, ca. Cotton with white embroidery and bobbin lace. Mother-of-pearl buttons.

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House of Worth (Paris), ca. Reception gown (bodice and skirt). Gown is ivory silk chiffon and ivory silk net over which black Alençon lace appliqués have been sewn. Underskirt is ivory silk.

Tea Gown Liberty & Co., 1885. The Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical.

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

Evening gown, 1907. Canadian Museum of Civilization

Beautiful evening gown from The colour's lovely - and there's some seriously impressive contrasting fabric layers and detail on the bodice.

Day dress ca. 1900s. Cotton batiste hand-decoraated with lace. Boned neckline. Bodice buttons in back with fitted waist that fastens with hook & eye closures in the back. lovespyvintage/ebay

Cotton batiste hand-decorated with lace. Bodice buttons in back with fitted waist that fastens with hook & eye closures.

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Day dress, American, ca. Printed cotton trimmed with lace; Bunka Costume Museum - this screams Diana Barry!

Silk (velvet and chiffon), blonde cotton machine lace, lamé, glass beads, metallic embroidery, silk lining. Norwegian Folk Museum

Silk (velvet and chiffon), blonde cotton machine lace, lamé, glass beads, metallic embroidery, silk lining. Norwegian Folk Museum

1910s gown in champagne color silk and lace. Polished cotton lining with bodice boning. Circular weights the size of quarters are sewn onto the hem of the underskirt, every 10 inches. The dress closes in the back with hooks and eyes located on the cotton lining and on the lace. From ebayseller: zannew

1910s gown in champagne color silk and lace. Polished cotton lining with bodice boning. Circular weights the size of quarters are sewn onto the hem of the underskirt, every 10 inches. The dress closes in the back with hooks and eyes located on the cotton lining and on the lace. From ebayseller: zannew

Turquoise evening gown, 1901. Via the Norwegian Folk Museum.

Utterly gorgeous turquoise evening gown, Via the Norwegian Folk Museum. Use this basic idea for the Black off shoulder dress by bernadine

Dress ca. 1909-10. Four pieces of cream-colored gauze and machine lace: day bodice, evening bodice, skirt, petticoat. The Gemeentemuseum's own photo is far inferior to these, taken by the blogger at Atelier Nostalgia, so I haven't bothered to use it.

Mr. Darcy to Eline Vere -19th century fashion exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum

Four pieces of cream-colored gauze and machine lace: day bodice, evening bodice, skirt, petticoat. The Gemeentemuseum'

12 Piece Wedding Ensemble, Louise Loomis Burrell, Little Falls, NY from 1868 | Beige lace and satin dress, ca. 1890s. Trim is pale orange satin ...

Beige lace and satin dress, circa Trim is pale orange satin. Panels from the waist over the shoulder from front to back. Satin waist cummerbund with rhinestone buttons front and back. Skirt has satin trim that ends in

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