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1870s Fashion

1870’s. KCI says: "White kimono fabric of figured "shibori" silk satin; embroidery of wisteria, chrysanthemum, peony, and Chinese fan motifs in metallic threads ...This dress was remade from a Japanese kimono in London"

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Ballgown, the Netherlands, ca. 1870-75. Silk trimmed with satin, 2 pieces. Bodice has low, oval neck, very short, tight sleeves, empire waist, and trailing queue; white cotton lining. Skirt has pleated linen waistband, closing behind with hooks & eyes. Vertical ruffles sewn onto lower half. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

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Day dress ca. 1870 From the Kent State University Museum This looks like denim! Now a dress like this would be an interesting contrast study in denim, wouldn't it?

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Evening dress, 1871From the Fashion Museum, Bath on Twitter (Fripperies and Fobs)

Evening dress, 1871From the Fashion Museum, Bath on Twitter

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