Another mourning gown. I like the embroidered detailing on this dress and the use of different fabrics, like the satin at the waist and the silk/organza fabric.

Another mourning gown. I like the embroidered detailing on this dress and the use of different fabrics, like the satin at the waist and the silk/organza fabric.

This Victorian-era ensemble (estimated from 1870 to 1872) features the black hue, modest silhouette, and shrouding veil typical of mourning attire at the time

New Costume Institute exhibit to explore Victorian mourning fashions

This Victorian-era ensemble (estimated from 1870 to 1872) features the black hue, modest silhouette, and shrouding veil typical of mourning attire at the time

Mourning dress in two pieces, black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing  c. 1877

Mourning dress in two pieces, black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing c. 1877

Mourning Dress  Charlotte Duclos  (French)  Date: ca. 1910  Culture: French  Medium: silk, jet

Mourning Dress Charlotte Duclos (French) Date: ca. 1910 Culture: French Medium: silk, jet

Steampunk/Gothic Ladies | Beauty | Fashion | Costume | Creativity | Couture | a slightly more sultry take on classic Victorian mourning wear.

Steampunk/Gothic Ladies | Beauty | Fashion | Costume | Creativity | Couture | a slightly more sultry take on classic Victorian mourning wear.

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago    By Mail On Sunday Reporter

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago

Edwardian street style: Astonishing amateur images which capture the fashion of women in London and Paris over a century ago By Mail On Sunday Reporter

A Marc Jacobs Victorian Throwback

A Marc Jacobs Victorian Throwback

Dress Date: 1887 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 18 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 55 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James G. Flockhart, 1968 Accession Number: b Marking: [label] White Howard & Co., 25 W. St., New York.

Two ladies in deep mourning. Every item they wore would be black & there would be no jewellery except for a wedding ring. ~M x

Two ladies in deep mourning. Every item they wore would be black & there would be no jewellery except for a wedding ring. ~M x

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