Ballgown, ca. 1865   Musée Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

ball gown 1865 this picture captures the excitement and apprehension young women must have felt going to their first balls.

lace, mint green, victorian

Civil War Gown for Teresa Stratas in La Traviata ________________________ Ooooooooooooooooowah I wouldn't need to go on a diet if I wore this, Id be floating on air - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October 1957. The Royal Collection © 2008, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October 16, 1957: Queen Elizabeth attends dinner at the historical old Williamsburg Inn, USA /original photo (via romanbenedikhanson on Flickr). CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Cream crinoline gown with blue embroidery, by Norman Hartnell. Worn by Queen Elizabeth II during the Tour of Canada and the United States of America, October Black-and-white photo "Queen Elizabeth in Williamsburg, dated October

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall,

Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, Paris, ca. early 1870s. Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers. Charleston Museum Tumblr

Evening or dinner dress, Mme. Gabrielle, while not as well-known now, was as respected in her day as Charles Worth and other top Parisian designers.

Ballgown, ca 1860.

Ballgown, ca Poofy pink heaven! - can you imagine having to iron all that ruching? Wonderful example of the trim style used for whirling in delight on the dance floor.

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