I will never grow tired of classic, 1800’s inspired gowns! The detail is exquisite. Visit vsb for more dress inspiration!

I will never grow tired of classic, 1800’s inspired gowns! The detail is exquisite. Visit vsb for more dress inspiration!

19th Century Fashion Timeline by Terrizae.deviantart.com on @deviantart - Click the pin to access a full-sized version!

19th Century Fashion Timeline by Terrizae.deviantart.com on @deviantart - Click the pin to access a full-sized version!

ORGANDY & LACE DRESS PARTS, 1860-1870

ORGANDY & LACE DRESS PARTS, 1860-1870

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Artistic dress had its roots in mid-Victorian England, where Pre-Raphaelite artists, with their love of things medieval, and disdain of industrialized society, revived a version of the loose fitting, relatively plain gowns of that time. Its successor, Aesthetic dress, drew from the same design, but not philosophical, resources. In 1884, Liberty & Co. hired Edward William Godwin, an architect and proponent of Aesthetic dress and dress reform, to head their new costume department. This tea…

Mary Todd Lincoln dress 1850s. Illinois museum. Sheer pink perfection. Bad manequine.

Mary Todd Lincoln dress 1850s. Illinois museum. Sheer pink perfection. Bad manequine.

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