Two-piece walking dress, ca. 1893-95, navy blue wool, with 3/4" tucks spaced an inch apart across entire bodice and skirt. Jet beads placed an inch apart on edge of tuck fold. Short bolero-style piece over bodice. High collar, leg o' mutton sleeves trimmed with 1"-long fringe. Cuff and lower portion of bodice of black silk faille. Gored skirt flared in back, pleats at waist. Goldstein Museum, Univ. of Minnesota

Two-piece walking dress, ca. navy blue wool, with tucks spaced an inch apart across entire bodice and skirt.

Crinoline 1860, Made of damask

Damask Crinoline (Undergarment), c. angling the upper hoops, it allowed that garment to hang with a straight front & a full back: as opposed to a bell shape from the waist

Dress 1895 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Midnight blue silk brocade and silk velvet dress by Laboudt & Robina, French, The crescent textile of this glorious gown was made in China in 1888 and then included in this gown by Parisian dressmakers Laboudt & Robina at a later date.


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