Explore Circa 1900, 1900 1909 and more!

Amazing detail. You can tell this style is just coming out of the Victorian era and into the Edwardian. Still the sillouette of the old with the lightness and detail of the new. Why can't we dress like this?

An elaborate tapelace dress, circa 1900, believed to have belonged to Mata Hari. This gown was sold to the model Heidemarie as having belonged to the infamous spy and temptress Mata Hari, although no proof was supplied. However, she was photographed wearing similar lace gowns during the period.

An elaborate tapelace dress, circa 1900, believed to have belonged to Mata Hari. This gown was sold to the model Heidemarie as having belonged to the infamous spy and temptress Mata Hari, although no proof was supplied. However, she was photographed wearing similar lace gowns during the period.

Cotton day dress, circa 1900.  Augusta Auctions, April 8, 2015, New York NY (Lot 105)

Cotton day dress, circa 1900. Augusta Auctions, April 8, 2015, New York NY (Lot 105)

Wedding gown ca. early 1900s. Ivory silk with pintucked pleats at shoulders, embroidered down front and at standup collar; peaked cuffs. Pouter pigeon blouson-style bodice edged in silk chiffon. Cummerbund dotted with bows on front and back. Bodice hooks up back. Overskirt embroidered down left hip opening into long pleats. Ruffled cotton underskirt. Dorothea's Closet via The Wayback Machine

Wedding gown ca. early 1900s. Ivory silk with pintucked pleats at shoulders, embroidered down front and at standup collar; peaked cuffs. Pouter pigeon blouson-style bodice edged in silk chiffon. Cummerbund dotted with bows on front and back. Bodice hooks up back. Overskirt embroidered down left hip opening into long pleats. Ruffled cotton underskirt. Dorothea's Closet via The Wayback Machine

1920's Bride wearing a very long wedding veil made of fine lace.

Oh, Chantilly Lace, how I love thee…

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