Tygodnik Mód 1885.: Morning gown in princess line freom tobacco brown diagonal fabric with greyis-yellow plastron and toned reps ribbon, with yellowish lace decorations. Front hidden closure with hooks and thread loops.
TIETOJA MINUSTA: I had always overlooked the princess line as boring, but now I have changed my mind completely. The simplicity can be very dramatic. The dress is made of dark ivory duchess silk satin and silk brocade. It's lined with cotton sateen and trimmed with marabou feathers. It is machine sewn and hand finished. The dress pattern is based on the 1878 afternoon dress from The Cut of Women's Clothes.
Evening dress, 1870s (silk satin), English school. Example of the relatively short-lived fashion in the late 1870s for the "princess" line dress, an all-in-one slender dress which fastened with a line of buttons or hooks. Would have been worn with a bustle. Bridgeman Archives
White and black lace dinner gown, 1-piece, cream Valenciennes lace w/ black chantilly lace swags on bodice & lower hem, princess lines, scoop neck, short sleeves, bodice w/ jet & turquoise beads & jet ovals, ca 1902
Worth evening dress, circa 1881. Pale pink silk satin, Princess-lined, with pearl embroidery and machine-made lace. Boned bodice is seamed and gored for a molded fit. It extends into drapes at the hips and merges with train, which falls in inverted pleats from bodice seams. Skirt hooped at inside back, with tapes for adjustment, to create bustle effect. Elbow-length sleeves slightly puffed; slits filled with cream machine-made lace. Via Victoria & Albert Museum and National Education…