Dark wine-colored velvet, The long-waisted bodice exhibits lacing down front with high collar and red satin facing. The skirt incorporates a large bustle and pleats at the side, both heavily decorated with red glass beads and bugles.
Dress, American, ca. Fashion History Museum, Ontario, via A Vintage Ramble Paisley! I have to look at actual examples of historic clothing frequently to remind myself of the colorful prints and stripes that were used.
Evening dress Date: 1893 Culture: American Medium: silk, wool, rhinestones, metal Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 17 in. cm) Length at CB (c): 41 in. cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Walking suit, Two-piece visiting dress in 2 shades of gray silk faille. Skirt has short train and is worn with bustle. Triangular pocket on right side of skirt, trimmed with buttons & cord lacing, was designed to hold parasol. Indianapolis Museum of Art