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omgthatdress:

Dress

1908

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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omgthatdress:

Dress

1885

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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ornamentedbeing:

Court gown & train

London, England
Redfern
1907
Museum Purchase, Funds provided by Yvonne Hummel
2008.932.19AB

I have picked  a short sample of what I found to be interesting in the article but I encourage you to click the link at the bottom left hand corner and read the original post by FIDM. It’s well worth the read!

“To be presented at court, a woman had to be sponsored by another woman (often a mother, mother-in-law or other relative) who had already been presented at court. During Edward and Alexandra’s reign, American women presented at court were always sponsored by the wife of the American ambassador. In her application, the sponsor vouched for the character of the presentee, ensuring that only women of good character were presented. Under no circumstances could a woman who wanted to be presented make an application for herself. All applicants were investigated before being accepted for presentation. Women eligible for presentation included wives and daughters of the aristocracy, clergy, navy or military officers and certain “aristocratic” professions, including physicians and barristers. Ineligible women included divorcees who were considered legally at fault for the divorce, and actresses… . The train on our court dress is the required 11 feet, and attaches at the shoulders with hand-carved cameos depicting classical dancers. The classical theme is continued in the graduated laurel leaves decorating the train. Vertical lines of laurel leaves accent the princess seams of the gown, a silhouette named for Queen Alexandra when she was the Princess of Wales.”

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omgthatdress:

Tea Gown
Jean-Philippe Worth, 1894-1895
The Museum of the City of New York
Under Charles Fredrick Worth, Maison Worth offered tea gown like any other couture house, but they always came second to the grand, opulent evening dresses that the maison was famous for.  Jean-Philippe Worth followed the trend of the 1890s and brought that opulence into all areas of life, making the once humble tea gown into a specialty of his.  Worth tea gowns became colorful, elegant, and magnificent gowns that would give any hostess cause to invite guests much more often.

omgthatdress:

Tea Gown

Jean-Philippe Worth, 1894-1895

The Museum of the City of New York

Under Charles Fredrick Worth, Maison Worth offered tea gown like any other couture house, but they always came second to the grand, opulent evening dresses that the maison was famous for.  Jean-Philippe Worth followed the trend of the 1890s and brought that opulence into all areas of life, making the once humble tea gown into a specialty of his.  Worth tea gowns became colorful, elegant, and magnificent gowns that would give any hostess cause to invite guests much more often.

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a-harlots-progress:

“Corset, c. 1880-1885. Courtesy of the Vienna Museum.

a-harlots-progress:

“Corset, c. 1880-1885. Courtesy of the Vienna Museum.

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historicallysound:

Armor of Henry II of France

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hannahsuthers:

Tudor Influence

The Victorians loved a bit of a gothic revival. This 1833 painting of The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by Paul Delaroche, shows the fascination held by this period in history. 

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historicalcorsets:

German pair of bodies, buried with Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuburg in 1598.(Via MaraRiley.net)

historicalcorsets:

German pair of bodies, buried with Pfalzgräfin Dorothea Sabina von Neuburg in 1598.(Via MaraRiley.net)

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historicalcorsets:

ca. 1590-1600 Painting of Elizabeth Vernon, Countess of Southampton, wearing a boned pair of bodies. (Via Grand Ladies)

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fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress, 1817-21
From the Fashion Museum

fripperiesandfobs:

Evening dress, 1817-21

From the Fashion Museum

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omgthatdress:

Dress

1860

The Museum at FIT