Two-piece walking dress ca. 1899. Bodice has very elaborate collar including…

Two-piece walking dress ca. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of s

Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, by Worth, also made in 1898 (below). Photos via the Irenebrination blog.

Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, made in 1898 (below).

One of Empress Alexandra's gowns, c.1898. This looks simple, so that it can be a blank canvas for jewels.

One of Empress Alexandra's gowns, I'm assuming it it Alexandra Feodorovna, wife of Tsar Nicholas II.

A stunning 1890’s Bell Epoch area striped silk chiffon dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The cataloging tag and museum name is stitched inside the dress.

Belle Epoch 1890's Stripe Silk Chiffon Dress w/Provenance

This would make a beautiful wedding dress. A stunning Bell Epoch area striped silk chiffon dress that has recently been de-accessioned from a museum collection. The cataloging tag and museum name is stitched inside the dress.

Day dress ca. 1890s. Blue & white polka dot wool with lace collar & cuffs, gigot sleeves, substantial ruffle at hemline, cotton bodice lining and polished cotton skirt lining. Marzilli Vintage/Ruby Lane

Day dress Blue and white polka dot wool with lace collar & cuffs, gigot sleeves, substantial ruffle at hemline, cotton bodice lining, and polished cotton skirt lining. Via Marzilli Vintage/Ruby Lane.

Worth evening dress ca. 1898 From Whitaker Auctions

Worth evening dress ca. 1898 From Whitaker Auctions

Lady's Chemise, 1889 - 1893

Front and Back Pieces, Lady's Chemise, 1889 - 1893 Could do a neat illustrated like they did in magazines type pattern as an advertisement tool too!

Bridesmaid dress, by Weeks, 1896, at the Chicago History Museum. See: http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p16029coll3/id/1266/rec/15

Bridesmaid dress, by Weeks, Chicago History Museum.

Evening dress, French, ca. 1894-1895 Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti / Europeana Fashion

Ball gown in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Mrs. Donovan, New York, c. at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion.

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