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Trousseau dress, Dark brown silk poplin trimmed with light brown-yellow silk satin. Bodice has crew neckline with long sleeves & center front button closure. Skirt is full with cartridge pleats into waistband & small train. Belt has fishtail design

1860s-style costume, worn by Romy Schneider in the role of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the film Ludwig (1972). Designed by Piero Tosi. Short jacket in brown velvet with small flowers embroidered in ivory and beige silk, lined in otter. Gown in brown with big satin bow. Collection of Pitti Palace Costume Gallery, via: (Top & Middle): Eventi Culturali Magazine; (Bottom): Europeana Fashion Tumblr (photo: Gabinetto fotografico SBAS, Mario Carrieri).

1860s-style costume, worn by Romy Schneider in the role of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in the film Ludwig (1972). Designed by Piero Tosi. Short jacket in brown velvet with small flowers embroidered in ivory and beige silk, lined in otter. Gown in brown with big satin bow. Collection of Pitti Palace Costume Gallery, via: (Top & Middle): Eventi Culturali Magazine; (Bottom): Europeana Fashion Tumblr (photo: Gabinetto fotografico SBAS, Mario Carrieri).

Evening dress, French, ca. 1860. Silk brocade with applications of tulle & silk ribbon. soytotalmentepalacio.com.mx

Evening dress, French, ca. Silk brocade with applications of tulle & silk ribbon.

Embroidered silk day dress, ca. 1865. One-piece sage green silk faille with matching belt, tan and ivory floral hand-stitched embroidery, crocheted buttons. Augusta Auctions. I LOVE this dress!

Embroidered silk day dress, ca. One-piece sage green silk faille with matching belt, tan and ivory floral hand-stitched embroidery, crocheted buttons.

Girl's formal evening dress with sash, 1867. It is a House of Worth. Girl's formal evening dress with sash Charles Frederick Worth (1825 - 1895) Silk taffeta trimmed with bands of bright green silk satin, white silk lace and sheer silk tabby net 1867

Girl's formal evening dress with sash, It is a House of Worth. Girl's formal evening dress with sash Charles Frederick Worth - Silk taffeta trimmed with bands of bright green silk satin, white silk lace and sheer silk tabby net 1867

Caroline Bolles Cleveland wore this dress to President Lincoln’s inaugural ball in 1861. Connecticut Historical Society

1861 - Caroline Bolles Cleveland wore this dress to President Lincoln’s inaugural ball in 1861 - Connecticut Historical Society

1865-67 striped silk dress with day and evening bodies. Musée de la Mode et de la Dentelle, Brussels. Photo by Cristoph Houbrechts Vanhoorne.

striped silk dress with day and evening bodies. Musée de la Mode et de la Dentelle, Brussels. Photo by Cristoph Houbrechts Vanhoorne.

"Gold is not a fashionable color on all but blondes. I take great pleasure in flaunting the point." (Evening gown, 1880-1885)

"Gold is not a fashionable color on all but blondes. I take great pleasure in flaunting the point." (Evening gown, I have never been jealous of blondes till now.

February fashions, 1866 France, Cendrillon

I saw this in a book as a child and after that for years in all my daydreams I wore this little girl's dress. now it just looks really uncomfortable

In the Swan's Shadow: 1860's Bronze Copper and Cobalt blue CHANGEABLE silk Brocade dress

MAGNIFICENT Civil War Bronze Copper and Cobalt blue CHANGEABLE silk Brocade dress I remember this dress when it popped up for my favorite vintage vendor!

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