1950s glamour -- compare this supreme elegance with the trashy stuff women wear at awards ceremonies today.

glamour -- compare this supreme elegance with the trashy stuff women wear at awards ceremonies today.

Two-piece dress, 1870. Pale blue silk. Bodice has button-down front with tiny dark blue crocheted buttons. Longer in back  pleated at side hips. Pleated pocket on side. Bustle skirt with draping and shirring. Slit up front to show ruffles and pleating of alternating shades of blue. Bright red silk trim around jacket, pocket, collar, sleeve edges,  ruffles. Fabric rosettes. Blue silk fringe at bodice  bustle. Towson Univ. Dep't of Theater Arts

Two-piece dress, Pale blue silk. Bodice has button-down front with tiny dark blue crocheted buttons. Dep't of Theater Arts

Vintage 1930s Peach Pastel Silk Satin Bias Cut Dress Evening Gown Train Skirt

Vintage Peach Pastel Silk Satin Bias Cut Dress Evening Gown Train Skirt make in a different colour?

I wish one of my lovely lady guests would show up in something like this!

Ball gown, The Phantom of the Opera 2004 Masquerade ball gown for Emily Rossum as the leading lady Christine Daae Costume designer Alexandra Byrne. The only movie costume I like.

Stunning embroidered 1850 gown.

Wedding Dress, Closer Detail: silk embroidered with metallic embroidery. Looks to have been inspired by Queen Victoria's wedding dress. thought you would be interested in seing this dress k Kate

A cherry print Victorian dress...I think I've died and gone to historical fashion heaven! :) (House of Worth evening dress from 1898.) #Vict...

Evening dress House of Worth (French, Designer: Jean-Philippe Worth (French, Date: 1898 Culture: French Medium: silk, rhinestones. Back Victorian fashion

Dior 1960 Evening ensemble, silk jersey

Stunning vintage Norman Hartnell, Cream silk jersey evening ensemble Oh just a run to the bucks

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