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Mourning Gown ~ ca.1910 ~ Silk and lace ~ Hallwyl Museum, Sweden

~Circa 1877 Mourning dress in two pieces (front), black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing~ via gdfalksen.com.

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Mourning Dress and accessories. During the Victorian era through the early 20th century, mourning ritual and dress were observed for six months to a year. The etiquette of how to dress, in terms of clothing and jewelry was observed by American and British alike,

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Circa 1877 Mourning dress in two pieces (back), black silk faille embroidered in black with decorative lacing, via gdfalksen.com.

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Two ladies in deep mourning. Every item they wore would be black & there would be no jewellery except for a wedding ring. ~M x

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Mourning ensemble by L Monney, 1907 US, the Museum at FIT Black silk crape-anglaise, silk chiffon, wood

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A Timeline of Major Conflicts and Wars that Shaped the 20th Century

15 Haunting Mourning Fashions at the Met: French Mourning Dresses Worn by Queen Alexandra, 1902

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