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Yellow silk brocade evening dress, English, about 1841-1846.

1850s watered silk evening dress - good example of upper class fabric - but hard to buy these days!

from V and A Collections

Ball gown

ca 1885 moire silk overlaid and trimmed with machine lace, and lined with silk, cotton and whalebone

from V and A Collections

Wedding dress

Silk gauze Quaker wedding dress trimmed with silk embroidered net lace and silk satin, British or French, 1874. Quakers in Britain varied in their approach to dress. In general they favoured mainstream styles, wishing to appear well-dressed without standing out. Lucretia Crouch adopted this course when she married Benjamin Seebohm at the Friends' Meeting House in Clevedon on September 10, 1874. Her husband, a bank manager, was a widower with a young daughter.

from Mail Online

Stunning vintage wedding dresses to go on display at the V&A

Embroidered corded silk wedding dress made after a Paquin, Lalanne et Cie Paris model by Stern Brothers, New York, 1890. Worn by Cara Leland...

Evening Dress c. 1850-India?, White mullin; mullin on silk satin for bodice; floral motif embroidered with jewel beetle elytra and gold thread; matching shawl. (from Kyoto Costume Institute)

This rather lovely gown in the collection of the Museum of London was worn by Queen Victoria in 1855 on her state visit to Napoleon III and Empress Eugènie in Paris.

ephemeral-elegance: Machine Embroidered Jacket, ca. 1890s Owned by Jessie Mason Webb via NDSU