"Portrait of Violet Trefusis" by John Lavery (1856-1941)

Portrait of Violet Trefusis by John Lavery (Scottish, Best known for her affair with Vita Sackville-West, an English author, poet and gardener. Virginia Woolfe wrote about her in Orlando.

Dinner dress, Mrs. Clow, Banbury, England, ca. 1895. Cream and black lace, silk, sequins, tulle, all handworked. Pocket in skirt. Back of train has cord with which the wearer could lift carry it. Antique-Gown

Dinner dress of Mrs. Clow of Banbury, England - ca. 1895 - Cream lace on black silk, with sequins & tulle - all handworked.

Victorian Mens' fashion    www.victoriana.com/victorianmen/victorianmen.html

Suits change for a rich man. While not as elaborate or ornate as the female counter parts, men at Rochester's party certainly would have brought a sizable trunk of clothes.

Dress, 1870s Scanned from Russian Elegance Look at those paisleys!  How gorgeous.

Victorian Dress With Bustle, Train And Hanging Sleeves With Floral And Paisley Embroidery - Street Fashion, Casual Style, Latest Fashion Trends - Summer Fashion New Trends

Detail of back of 1870's Black and Brown Silk Natural Form Silk Traveling Dress

Detail of back of Black and Brown Silk Natural Form Silk Traveling Dress. the tassel looks so comfy to sit on. hope you're not traveling too far

Afternoon Dress    Charles Fredrick Worth, 1875

Afternoon dress Design House: House of Worth (French, Designer: Charles Frederick Worth (French (born England), Bourne Paris) Date: ca. 1875 Culture: French Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 28 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 61 in.