@Erica Lea in the 1860's (Sorry Erica, it was the only dark colored one that didn't have any bows on it...)
Phantom of the Opera
Lilac silk ballgown, circa 1860, shown with an original bertha (a wide deep cape like collar, often of lace, usually to cover up a low neckline) and fan.
c.1850 Victorian Fashion
Dress1860Musée Galliera de la Mode de la Ville de Paris
Ballgown ca. 1865. "The straw embroidery on this dress makes it particularly spectacular worn over a crinoline," from the Vienna Museum.
100%real purple flower beading waist ruffle Medieval Renaissance gown Sissi princess dress Victorian dress/Marie/ Belle Ball
Dress, Evening option 2 Date: ca. 1865 Culture: American Medium: silk, mother-of-pearl
silhouettes of our past - This is AWESOME. My favorites are 1872-1892, but then, I already knew that.