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1800s Dresses

from V and A Collections

Evening dress

Evening dress 1807-1811 Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn

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from V and A Collections

Dress

This 1830s day dress is made of challis printed with a realistic design of wild strawberries, bamboo, pinks and anemones. Technical improvements to the printing process and advances in dye chemistry meant that floral prints could be mass-produced at low prices, and the repeal of excise duty on printed textiles in 1831 helped to reduce costs.

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Jewel Tone Wedding Inspiration

Get your guests in on the act too, have an entirely period dressed guest list wearing the beautiful gowns of the 18th/19th century.

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from STEAMED!

The Shape of the Times

By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.

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