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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.

Dress, 1890s. Two-piece gray silk faille. Boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Back chiffon insert with cream tape lace. Sleeves puffed front and back, ruffled collar with back bow, ruffled cuff. Skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band. Whitaker Auctions.

Visiting Dress, circa Two-piece gray silk faille. Boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Sleeves puffed front and back, ruffled collar. Skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band.

Day or walking dress ca. 1890-93. Bodice & skirt made of natural cotton and wool printed with a dark blue, widely spaced, large paisley print. Tight-fitting boned bodice, narrow sleeves, and high collar. Sleeves are dropped and bodice front has slight "V" lower edge. Fairly slim skirt has fullness in back for small bustle. Hand-stitched except for some machine-stitched alterations. Cotton lining. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota

Day or walking dress ca. Bodice & skirt made of natural cotton and wool printed with a dark blue, widely spaced, large paisley print.

Ensemble, ca. 1890-1910. Gray silk taffeta with black stripes and beige pleated silk satin. Boned bodice; bodice and skirt lined in pink satin. Textile Museum & Documentation Center of Terrassa (IMATEX)

Beautiful trimmings, dress details: Ensemble, ca. Gray silk taffeta with black stripes and beige pleated silk satin. bodice and skirt lined in pink satin. Textile Museum & Documentation Center of Terrassa (IMATEX)

I just want to put it on, walk around a little bit and have my picture taken....pleasssssse.

Crinoline Evening Dress, ca. Evening dresses during the Crinoline period typically had much lower necklines and shorter sleeves than dresses worn in the day. Skirts were very voluminous. The fringe on the sleeves of this gown was very popular at the time

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