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Dress (robe à l'anglaise) c.1790-England Material: Cream silk taffeta; two-layered "compères" front with buttons; matching trim; black lace decoration at front bodice and cuffs; wine-colored ribbon lacing at cuffs; matching petticoat; fichu at neck. A dress of surprisingly modern taste appeared around the time of French Revolution, during the transition period from the gorgeous Rococo style silk dresses to plain cotton dresses after the Revolution.

Visiting dress (image 1) | Emile Pingat | 1872 | French; Paris | silk | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 25.200a, b

from Etsy


Make spats to cover shoes for steampunk - probably more affordable AND I can choose shoes I've already broken in and already know are comfortable, rather than paying for the style and hoping for the best...

from Angela Friedman

Victorian Vacation: Summer with Vintage Flair

Dress, 1870s, Mme Gabrielle Rose silk faille dress, 1870s. Labeled Mme Gabrielle / Robes & Confections / 205 Rue St. Honoré, this elegant creation was designed by one of the premier couturiers of the 1860s and 1870s. The floral embroidery ornaments the bodice and the skirt, with its bustle and train.

from Etsy

Pants, YOUR SIZE, Dance, Ruffles, Black Rock, Steampunk,Tribal, Bellydance, Goth, Exotic, Dance