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charles worth cut velvet gown, paris, c. 1908 Plum velvet cut to chiffon, lace bodice & undersleeves, wide velvet sash, trained skirt

Circa 1908 plum velvet cut to chiffon gown by Charles Worth, Paris. Via Augusta Auctions.

ALI MILES Women's Skirt Gorgeous skirt with so much personality Has a shimmer effect with beautiful stitching Bottom hem is a black velvet Wide waistband with two sided belt Side zipper Flare bottom Lined Polyester/Wool  Waist 33" Length 27" Ali  Miles Skirts

ALI MILES Women's Skirt

ALI MILES Women's Skirt Gorgeous skirt with so much personality Has a shimmer effect with beautiful stitching Bottom hem is a black velvet Wide waistband with two sided belt Side zipper Flare bottom Lined Polyester/Wool Waist 33" Length 27" Ali Miles Skirts

Royal Blue Ice Velvet Tiered Sleeve & Tie Waist Royal Blue Ice Velvet Tiered Ruched Sleeve Surpliced Wide Neck Dress With Waist Tie.  Price is Firm No Trades Glamvault Dresses

Royal Blue Ice Velvet Tiered Sleeve & Tie Waist

Royal Blue Ice Velvet Tiered Sleeve & Tie Waist Royal Blue Ice Velvet Tiered Ruched Sleeve Surpliced Wide Neck Dress With Waist Tie. Price is Firm No Trades Glamvault Dresses

Hey Good Bookin’ Tee. Whos the cutie with her nose in a novel? #grey #modcloth

Hey Girl Crushed Velvet Maxi Skirt

Vintage Dress by Capucci 1957/The coat and dress color are simply divine.

europeanafashion: “ Short dress in lilac taffetas, composed by different curled trimmings to form a corolla. The wide cape in lilac velvet has a longer hemline on the back;

During the romanic period many dresses were made of silk and taffeta. Still popular is Indian chintz, however that was for rich still so poorer women would use cheap calicoes or “factory cottons” being made by American mills. For the evening dresses were made of velvet, lace, and satin. Color gradation made possible by the Perrotine printing method, invented in 1834.

Making a Floral 1830s Day Dress, Part One

During the Romantic Period the bishop sleeve was made with a row of vertical pleats at the shoulder that released into a soft, full sleeve gathered to a fitted cuff at the wrist.

French Blue with Wide Gray Stripes Silk Taffeta Gown with Two Bodices C 1860 | eBay

French Blue with Wide Gray Stripes Silk Taffeta Gown with Two Bodices c. 1860

Antique 1860 French Blue with Wide Gray Stripes Silk Taffeta Gown with Two Bodices - back

CoCo is Haute - 50's inspired gown.  Strapless bodice and full bouffant skirt of white taffeta, accented with large red sprays of flowers and wide red taffeta cummerbund.

This shall be my wedding dress! Magnificent white dress with red prints - Alyce Prom 2010 - Magnificent white dress with red prints

This 1895 cotton print dress was de-accessioned from a major New York City museum collection. Fabric has black pattern on white background. Bodice has full leg of mutton-styled sleeves and wide ruffle that encircles the shoulders. Bodice trimmed with black velvet inserts. Unlined; front button closure. Skirt has ruffled hemline and is unlined. (Description and photos by Extant Gowns)

1895 cotton print dress was de-accessioned from a major New York City museum collection. Fabric has black pattern on white background.

1910s mauve polka dot silk jacquard dress w/black & white print. Double cuffed sleeves w/black velvet band trim and long wide lapel collar w/velvet trim. V-neck has ecru crocheted lace & pink velvet band. Pink velvet attached sash w/black silk bow in back. Skirt sides drape across front & back & have faux buttons in black velvet. Underskirt has mini pleats & pleats have black velvet bands. Inside band that fastens around waist. Polished cotton lining. ConcettasCloset/etsy

mauve polka dot silk jacquard dress w/black & white print. Double cuffed sleeves w/black velv…

Wow! Late 1940s or early 1950s New Look party dress is perfection in black velvet atop silk organza. Bodice has a face-framing, wide-set roll neck that continues into a deep, open V at back. Kimono-cu

40s/50s New Look Party Dress - sm

Late or early New Look party dress is perfection in black velvet atop silk organza. Bodice has a face-framing, wide-set roll neck that continues into a deep, open V at back.

velvet *moon* dress ♥

velvet *moon* dress ♥