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Evening dress, by Widoff, New York, 1911-13, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. High waisted Edwardian party gown with a narrow sheath underskirt of plain silk charmeuse and a multilayered overskirt of silk lawn. The short, full lace sleeves cover a white lawn undersleeve edged with miniature pearls and ending in pearl tassels. A pale turquoise satin waist sash backed with bright pink satin closes on the left side with a decorative oval medallion of the pink ribbon flowers.

Evening dress, by Widoff, New York, 1911-13, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. High waisted Edwardian party gown with a narrow sheath underskirt of plain silk charmeuse and a multilayered overskirt of silk lawn. The short, full lace sleeves cover a white lawn undersleeve edged with miniature pearls and ending in pearl tassels. A pale turquoise satin waist sash backed with bright pink satin closes on the left side with a decorative oval medallion of the pink ribbon flowers.

Purple velvet dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Worth, Paris, c. 1901, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion Tumblr.

Purple velvet dress in two parts (bodice and skirt), by Atelier Worth, Paris, c. 1901, at the Pitti Palace Costume Gallery. Via Europeana Fashion Tumblr.

House of Worth for Queen Maude of Norway 1912  Photo by operafantomet

House of Worth for Queen Maude of Norway 1912 Photo by operafantomet

This gown appears to be in the style of a Edwardian hobble skirt. The bodice is an artichoke colored satin, with an English net layer over it. The skirt is layers of lace and English net.    The costume originally had a hat and a purse which were cut.

This gown appears to be in the style of a Edwardian hobble skirt. The bodice is an artichoke colored satin, with an English net layer over it. The skirt is layers of lace and English net. The costume originally had a hat and a purse which were cut.

Evening gown, Joseph, New York, 1913. Royal purple panné silk with short-sleeved silk lace V-neck bodice asymmetrically draped in gold metallic mesh. High jeweled midriff band with clear center and magenta paste butterfly. Hobble skirt layered over short train. Whitaker Auctions

Evening gown, Joseph, New York, 1913. Royal purple panné silk with short-sleeved silk lace V-neck bodice asymmetrically draped in gold metallic mesh. High jeweled midriff band with clear center and magenta paste butterfly. Hobble skirt layered over short train. Whitaker Auctions

Evening dress, French, ca. 1911-15. Silk embroidery floss on silk net. Bodice, lined with lightly boned taffeta, has sleeves cut in T-shape, kimono style. Gunmetal bead trim, attached in the Luneville or tambour method. Smith College Historic Clothing

Evening dress, French, ca. 1911-15. Silk embroidery floss on silk net. Bodice, lined with lightly boned taffeta, has sleeves cut in T-shape, kimono style. Gunmetal bead trim, attached in the Luneville or tambour method. Smith College Historic Clothing

Lily Elsie, English Actress and Singer during the Edwardian Era, known for her starring role in The Merry Widow

Lily Elsie, English Actress and Singer during the Edwardian Era, known for her starring role in The Merry Widow