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).

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.

From the Moscow exhibit "Fashion as the Mirror of History," a dress of silk rep or silk taffeta, crimson velvet trim, silk, and machine lace, Russia, 1898. From a Russian discussion forum, posted by someone identified as Lena GM. Thank you for the gorgeous pics, Lena!

From the Moscow exhibit "Fashion as the Mirror of History," a dress of silk rep…

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

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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