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1900 Victorian Gown / Gibson Era Gray High-Necked Cotton and Beaded 2-piece Afternoon Gown

1900 Victorian Gown / Gibson Era Gray High-Necked Cotton and Beaded 2-piece Afternoon Gown

Victorian/Edwardian court gown with cape (worn by Marie of Romania to Nicholas II of Russia's coronation; b.1875-d.1938), c. 1896

Victorian/Edwardian court gown with cape (worn by Marie of Romania to Nicholas II of Russia's coronation; b.1875-d.1938), c. 1896

1869-70ish Gown from Victorian fashion exhibit in Riga.  From http://avestra-stock.deviantart.com/art/White-Victorian-Dress-Stock-143821440  Back View.

1869-70ish Gown from Victorian fashion exhibit in Riga. From http://avestra-stock.deviantart.com/art/White-Victorian-Dress-Stock-143821440 Back View.

Mint Green Victorian Gown Costume Elena Vampire Diaries Dress  #timetravelcostumes @TimeTravelStyle

Mint Green Victorian Gown Costume Elena Vampire Diaries Dress #timetravelcostumes @TimeTravelStyle

By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.

The Shape of the Times

By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.

Victorian & Midevil Dresses by shaelyn-gibson on Polyvore featuring dresses, gowns, medieval, costume, long dresses, vestidos, victorian, victorian dress, brown dress and victorian gown

Victorian & Midevil Dresses by shaelyn-gibson on Polyvore featuring dresses, gowns, medieval, costume, long dresses, vestidos, victorian, victorian dress, brown dress and victorian gown

Belle Époque Paris: Tea-gown, de Ré­jane 1898 – 1899.  Dress in white cotton, cotton mechanic lace, flower embroidery design. © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

Belle Époque Paris: Tea-gown, de Ré­jane 1898 – 1899. Dress in white cotton, cotton mechanic lace, flower embroidery design. © Eric Emo / Galliera / Roger-Viollet

If only I could have been born in the age where if I chose to wear this in public I would be seen as a high status catch.

If only I could have been born in the age where if I chose to wear this in public I would be seen as a high status catch.

Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden -- Reminds me of Cinderella's ballgown before her step sisters ripped it up

Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden -- Reminds me of Cinderella's ballgown before her step sisters ripped it up

Victorian Normally, I'm not a fan of this period, but this is SO Cinderella!!!-kh

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show

Tea Gown Liberty & Co., 1885. The Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical.

Tea Gown Liberty & Co., 1885. The Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical.