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  • Wedding Dress by L.P. Hollander & Co.  			 1884
(Mint Museum)

    Wedding Dress
    by L.P. Hollander & Co.
    1884

    (Mint Museum)


  • #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      #19th century      #bustle dress      #extant      #wedding dress      #victorian      




    October 24, 2010

    3 years ago





  • defunctfashion:

Opera Gown | c. 1885
Perfection. 

Indeed! Would you mind telling me where is this housed?

    defunctfashion:

    Opera Gown | c. 1885

    Perfection. 

    Indeed! Would you mind telling me where is this housed?


  • #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      #19th century      #extant      #victorian      #bustle dress      




    August 13, 2010

    3 years ago





  • Velvet dress, 1886

    Velvet dress, 1886


  • #19th century      #victorian      #1880s      #bustle dress      #extant      #1885 the greatest year      




    July 4, 2010

    4 years ago





  • As shown by this 1885 ensemble, it was common for children’s clothing to have hints of the stylish  bustle of the 1880s without the full-blown aspect of the silhouette.

    As shown by this 1885 ensemble, it was common for children’s clothing to have hints of the stylish bustle of the 1880s without the full-blown aspect of the silhouette.


  • #19th century      #victorian      #1885 the greatest year      #children      




    June 29, 2010

    4 years ago





  • This dress from between 1885 and 1888 would have been worn for tennis, yachting or general  seaside walking.  Striped textiles were fashionable for such activities,  probably due to the nautical theme. Although the silhouette remained the same, with the exception of  the shorter, more maneuverable length, the trimmings were reduced.   This is a striking example of this type of dress, which is fairly rare  in museum collections.
(Met Museum)

    This dress from between 1885 and 1888 would have been worn for tennis, yachting or general seaside walking. Striped textiles were fashionable for such activities, probably due to the nautical theme. Although the silhouette remained the same, with the exception of the shorter, more maneuverable length, the trimmings were reduced. This is a striking example of this type of dress, which is fairly rare in museum collections.

    (Met Museum)


  • #19th century      #bustle dress      #1885 the greatest year      #sportswear      #victorian      




    June 27, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Le Chapeau Rubens by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1860-1885

    Le Chapeau Rubens by James Jacques Joseph Tissot, 1860-1885


  • #19th century      #victorian      #headwear      #drawing      #1870s      #1885 the greatest year      #1880s      




    June 21, 2010

    4 years ago





  • 1885

    1885


  • #19th century      #bustle dress      #1885 the greatest year      #extant      




    4 years ago





  • Gorgeousness from between 1881 and 1885
Dresses like this just leave me gaping. I truly can’t imagine the exertion and attention to details entailed in their manufacture process.


Bodice detail

    Gorgeousness from between 1881 and 1885

    Dresses like this just leave me gaping. I truly can’t imagine the exertion and attention to details entailed in their manufacture process.

    Bodice detail


  • #19th century      #bustle dress      #extant      #victorian      #1885 the greatest year      




    June 13, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Photograph of Princess de Ligné, 1886

    Photograph of Princess de Ligné, 1886


  • #19th century      #photograph      #headwear      #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      




    4 years ago





  • 1885 has to be one of the best years in fashion! This incredibly detailed dress could be worn in three different ways. Two of the variants include insane drapery and one displays a magnificent train. Can you make your pick?



The train:


And the third draped back:

The details and the colouring somehow remind me of Christmas:

    1885 has to be one of the best years in fashion! This incredibly detailed dress could be worn in three different ways. Two of the variants include insane drapery and one displays a magnificent train. Can you make your pick?

    The train:

    And the third draped back:

    The details and the colouring somehow remind me of Christmas:


  • #extant      #bustle dress      #19th century      #victorian      #1885 the greatest year      




    June 9, 2010

    4 years ago





  • What would seem a fairly similar dress to the Chemise à la reine seen in the previous two posts is actually an 1885 tea gown inspired by the more loose fitting Aesthetic style. It provided the (lucky!) lady who worn it with a more comfortable alternative to the complicated vividly-colored dresses fashionable at the time, while still being proper for welcoming guests at home.

    What would seem a fairly similar dress to the Chemise à la reine seen in the previous two posts is actually an 1885 tea gown inspired by the more loose fitting Aesthetic style. It provided the (lucky!) lady who worn it with a more comfortable alternative to the complicated vividly-colored dresses fashionable at the time, while still being proper for welcoming guests at home.


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #tea dress      #1885 the greatest year      




    June 7, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Furry evening dress from 1885.
For some reason this makes me giggle.

    Furry evening dress from 1885.

    For some reason this makes me giggle.


  • #extant      #19th century      #evening gown      #1885 the greatest year      #victorian      #bustle dress      




    June 6, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Parasol, 1880-90

    Parasol, 1880-90


  • #extant      #19th century      #accessory      #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      




    May 30, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Afternoon dress, 1885

The passementerie on this elegant dress is clearly influenced by the  Arts and Crafts design aesthetic which was extremely popular 1880 and  1910.  This is an excellent example of how a movement which is mostly  based in architecture and interior design crept into clothing, showing  the proponents’ desire to live the style in its entirety.

    Afternoon dress, 1885

    The passementerie on this elegant dress is clearly influenced by the Arts and Crafts design aesthetic which was extremely popular 1880 and 1910. This is an excellent example of how a movement which is mostly based in architecture and interior design crept into clothing, showing the proponents’ desire to live the style in its entirety.


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #afternoon dress      #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      




    May 17, 2010

    4 years ago





  • mistresanimales:

Los tiempos de oro del polisón, y del primer modisto: Charles Frederick Worth
fuckyeahvictorians:

House of Worth Dress, 1885

    mistresanimales:

    Los tiempos de oro del polisón, y del primer modisto: Charles Frederick Worth

    fuckyeahvictorians:

    House of Worth Dress, 1885


  • #extant      #bustle dress      #19th century      #victorian      #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      




    April 26, 2010

    4 years ago





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