Purple was very popular in the late 1860’s, but by this time it was considered ugly and risky to wear.  Also, it’s interesting to see the tip they give about checking colors both outdoors in sunlight and indoors in gaslight.

A “Fashion Gossip” column describing cutting edge Philadelphia fashions, Winter US (Philadelphia), Strawbridge and Clothier’s Quarterly Continued from here: “ [The remainder of the] garment is.

A “Fashion Gossip” column describing cutting edge Philadelphia fashions, Winter 1885-86 US (Philadelphia), Strawbridge and Clothier’s Quarterly  The wedding dress described on this page is here.  Continued from here:    [The] handsome wedding-costume shown in the full-page illustration has a robe front of pleatings of old Mechlin lace.  Over this front petticoat comes the full court-train of cream-white satin de Lyon, draped full and high on each hip, and falling in deep, heavy ple

A “Fashion Gossip” column describing cutting edge Philadelphia fashions, Winter US (Philadelphia), Strawbridge and Clothier’s Quarterly The wedding dress described on this page is.

ornamentedbeing: “ Mixing and matching again c.1885 Wool, silk, feather and linen Berthe bonnet. Met Attributed to Liberty of London, 1880. Met ” What an interesting way to see fabric used for that time period…

Description says "Evening gown, Yellow China silk Attributed to Liberty of London (British, founded The Metropolitan Museum of Art" - but, actually, I'm not sure about the epoch. Never seen this kind of cloth use in any dresses of thet period.

Embroidered Silk Mantle, Mid 19th C

EMBROIDERED SILK MANTLE, MID C Shaped olive green silk taffeta, embroidered in green and brown with leaves and thistles, edges double fringed in green and purple silk, curved pendants at center front

Embroidered parasol cover  French, 19th century France  DIMENSIONS:  61 x 61 x 1.5 cm (24 x 24 x 9/16 in.)  MEDIUM OR TECHNIQUE:  Silk with silk and metal bullion embroidery  CLASSIFICATION:  Costumes  ACCESSION NUMBER:  49.16  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the Swan's Shadow - Embroidered parasol cover French, century France

Cape (image 2) | American | 1850-1860 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: C.I.50.5.14

Cape (image 2) | American | 1850-1860 | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession #: C.I.50.5.14

Hours of Henry VIII Fol. 40v  detail of Visitation. St. Elizabeth has a purse hanging from each end of her demicient belt, and there is an unused loop as well.

Hours of Henry VIII Fol. Elizabeth has a purse hanging from each end of her demicient belt, and there is an unused loop as well.

Harper's Magazine's - FASHIONS FOR JUNE - Lithograph - c1860

Harper's Magazine's - FASHIONS FOR JUNE - Lithograph - c1860

1880s fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the 2nd bustle period.

Example of patterned gown during the Bustle Period. fashion plate, beautiful striped dress from the bustle period. Also lovely as steampunk inspiration.

Scottish women 's fashion:  1912 - 1913 . Illustration with Abbey of Holyrood in background.  C. 1936. - Stock Image

Scottish Women S Fashion : 1912 1913 . Illustration With Abbey Of Holyrood In Ba .

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