How I picture Mrs. Braunstone from my book series #thewillowpatternseries by #DeAnnShelby

amoderndandy: Again a gorgeous dress that looks better then of dresses I’ve seen women wear in my lifetime! diedreigroschenoper: La Femme aux Gants, dite La Parisienne by Charles-Alexandre Giron


fripperiesandfobs: “ Evening dress of Queen Victoria of Sweden, 1906 From the Royal Armory and Hallwyl Museum ” Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is named after this Queen of Sweden, her.

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Charles Frederick Worth, the Father of Haute Couture

Dress (Ball Gown) House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1887 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass, metallic thread (SO beautiful!

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Evening Gown ~ House of Worth ~ ~ Two pieces (bodice and skirt) in black silk satin and lace. “En couer” bodice embroidered in leaf motifs with glass straws and beads ~ Collection Galleria del Costume di Palazzo Pitti, Firenze


"Court dress, 1860 - 1865 at the Victoria and Albert Museum and practically every part of it is made of silk and done by hand." - Some days I wish this were still the fashion.

Walking dress, silk by House of Worth c. 1885 The Met by dorthy

Walking dress, silk by House of Worth c. 1885 The Met by dorthy


century dress paintings are amazing with rich details. Many artists who painted women portraits, gave strong emphasis to the details on clothes.

PLAID TAFFETA DAY DRESS, EARLY 1860s. Blue & white plaid silk, very full pleated skirt, blue silk w/ black & white striped ribbon trim.

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