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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 The wearer would have been past the fist stage of mourning when shiny fabrics like taffeta were not allowed.

Mourning Ensemble | c. 1870s

Mourning Ensemble, Black silk crape, black mousseline The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum

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Now that's a LBD (long black dress :) ) if ever there was (evening dress ca. via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

Old Rags - Mourning dress, 1872-74 US, the Met Museum

half mourning dress from The MET shows the care with which additional colors were implemented in mourning attire with the white accents carefully placed to not overwhelm the black and create a visually appealing transitional garment.

1840s half-mourning dress via the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mourning dress Date: late Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 49 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Richard Martin, 1994 Accession Number: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fashionable mourning with fur muff

Triumph Dog Turkey, Pea, & Berry Grain Free Jerky, 24-Ounce

Could be a young lady in full second stage mourning, as she does have a little shine to her ribbons. It does however look like she might have a large band around the base of her veil.

Portrait of Caryl Fairchild (later Caryl Fairchild Bacon), youngest daughter of former governor and Civil War hero Lucius Fairchild. This photograph is dated “Christmas 1896.” Because her father had died only six months earlier, the color of Caryl’s dress with its enormous puffed sleeves is a sign that she was still in mourning.

1896 Christmas photo of Caryl Fairchild who had lost her father six month prior so she is wearing mourning

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