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Wedding dress ca. 1880. Silk. Bustled skirt with train. Rijksmuseum: There was a great fondness for excessive use of fabric around 1880, both in fashion and in interiors. In the latter, this was expressed in highly pleated and draped curtains and seating. Click through for larger pic.

Silk Wedding dress, circa Bustled skirt with train. Rijksmuseum: There was a great fondness for excessive use of fabric around both in fashion and in interiors.

Wedding gown, late 1870s-early 1880s. Cream-colored organza with lace. "Natural form" dress made of single unseamed panel from shoulder to hem so it lies flat. Long train. Fifteen rows of pleats that face upward and are framed by double-edged row of silk thread-trimmed, loosely woven organza ruffles. Machine- and hand-stitched. Close-fitting sleeves flare out with 2 rows of pleats, finished with tier of handmade silk lace and ivory silk faille ribbon, which is also at neckline

Wedding gown, late Cream-colored organza with lace. "Natural form" dress made of single unseamed panel from shoulder to hem so it lies flat.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Bulbenkova (?), St. Petersburg, Russia. Late 19th to early 20th centuries. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread. State Hermitage Museum (links: https://www.hermitagemuseum.org/wps/portal/hermitage/digital-collection/08.+Applied+Arts/1263422/?lng=en, http://www.hermitageline.ru/ru/blog/view/bal). Other photos are via Ghosts of Imperial Russia's Tumblr. CLICK FOR VERY LARGE, HI-RES IMAGES.

Ceremonial court dress belonging to Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. Made by the workshop of O. Velvet, satin and gilded metal thread.

Two-piece walking dress ca. 1899. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of skirt, which ends in little train. Antique Gown

Two-piece walking dress ca. Bodice has very elaborate collar including stitched applications, also on whole bodice. Three ornamental steel pearl buttons on bodice front. Small band applications over entire dress. Four decorative pleats on front of s

1900-1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters

1920 Cream silk chiffon with pale printed & flocked rose blossom clusters in soft colors, center front panel covered with iridescent sequins & metallic copper coils in floral motifs, embroidered net lace insets on bodice & at hem, chiffon lining.