House dresses for women and girls, 1851 France, Le Moniteur de la Mode

House dresses for women and girls, 1851 France, Le Moniteur de la Mode

Woman's dress, about 1856–58, accession number 50.474a-b, silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Woman's dress, about 1856–58, accession number 50.474a-b, silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Woman's dress, about 1856–58, accession number 50.474a-b, silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Woman's dress, about 1856–58, accession number 50.474a-b, silk plain weave ( taffeta), trimmed with silk fringe tassels, machine embroidered net, and bobbin lace, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ball dress, about 1858, accession number 51.1346a-b, silk plain weave (taffeta), machine net (tulle) and silk bobbin lace; trimmed with silk ribbon, embroidered silk net, and silk flowers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ball dress, about 1858, accession number 51.1346a-b, silk plain weave (taffeta), machine net (tulle) and silk bobbin lace; trimmed with silk ribbon, embroidered silk net, and silk flowers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ball dress, about 1858, accession number 51.1346a-b, silk plain weave (taffeta), machine net (tulle) and silk bobbin lace; trimmed with silk ribbon, embroidered silk net, and silk flowers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Ball dress, about 1858, accession number 51.1346a-b, silk plain weave (taffeta), machine net (tulle) and silk bobbin lace; trimmed with silk ribbon, embroidered silk net, and silk flowers, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Evening dress Date: 1850s

Evening dress Date: 1850s

A terrifically beautiful triangular silk and lace shawl, c. 1855. #Victorian #fashion #shawl #lace #1800s

A terrifically beautiful triangular silk and lace shawl, c. 1855. #Victorian #fashion #shawl #lace #1800s

Day dress,1858-60  Museo de la Moda

Day dress,1858-60 Museo de la Moda

Ball Gown (French) by House of Worth (1858-1956)

Ball Gown (French) by House of Worth (1858-1956)

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