Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker

Woman's aesthetic or reform dress and bodice in wool with a ribbed weave, Great Britain, 1892-1895. The dress is a pinafore style, worn over a matching chocolate-brown silk satin bodice with a high braided gilt collar. Photos © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Mrs Herbert Roberts, Lady Clwyd, is seen wearing the dress, which was probably from her trousseau, in George Clausen's 1894 portrait, now located at Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool (photo via BBC Your Paintings).

Woman's aesthetic or reform dress and bodice in wool with a ribbed weave, Great Britain,

Day dress, Mrs. Francis (?), Britain, ca. 1885. Jacket bodice & skirt of jacquard-woven silk fastened with mother-of-pearl buttons & trimmed with dark blue silk satin decorated with honeycombing. Bodice lined with cotton & whalebone strips. Dense pattern of violets springing from bed of vine leaves. Design woven by powered jacquard loom & is example of good commercially-produced fabric. Victoria & Albert Museum

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Jacket bodice & skirt of jacquard-woven silk fastened with mother-of-pearl buttons & trimmed with dark blue .

Worth Dress - 1955 - by Worth London - Silk dupion with embroidery of sequins…

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Evening dress ,England, Great Britain ca. Artist/Maker: Owen Hyde Clark (designer) Worth London (retailer) Silk dupion with embroidery of sequins, pastes and crystal beads, lined with taffeta and faced with net Given by Mrs Roy Hudson

Court dress of ivory silk and silk tulle, Great Britain, 1860-65. Photos © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Low neck and short sleeves trimmed with tiers of net, machine embroidered in yellow chain stitch, which is also on the front of the bodice, where it is edged with ruched yellow and white gauze ribbon. Train, 11 ft. long, attaches to waist, hand-embroidered in satin stitch with roses and morning glory, edges trimmed with machine embroidered net-insertion with pleated ribbon borders.

Court dress of ivory silk and silk tulle, Great Britain, Photos © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Her Box (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)y

Her Box (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)y

Linen sampler embroidered with silk and linen, by Elizabeth Mackett, England, 1696. Museum no. 433-1884 Victoria and Albert Museum

An entry from //TEXTILE.SYSTEMATISM//

Elizabeth Mackett, England, 1696 - Victoria and Albert Museum (ps if you get to London you must go to this museum - fabulous!) Love the idea of different types on one piece

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