ravensquiffles:

Mourning dress, c. 1889
Grand Ladies

ravensquiffles:

Mourning dress, c. 1889

Grand Ladies

shadyoaks:


Victorian Bat costume based on a French fashion plate (left), c. 1887

SOMEBODY MADE IT BACK THEN AND TOOK A PHOTO

THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER

Ladies’ Blouses, Delineator, 1890

Ladies’ Blouses, Delineator, 1890

Ladies’ Improved Peasant Cloak, Delineator, 1890

Ladies’ Improved Peasant Cloak, Delineator, 1890

Capes, jackets and hats, Delineator, 1890

Capes, jackets and hats, Delineator, 1890

Lady’s coat, Delineator, 1890

Lady’s coat, Delineator, 1890

vicfangirlguide:

A fashion plate from 1875 showing styles of dress for a Christmas and New Year’s party.

vicfangirlguide:

A fashion plate from 1875 showing styles of dress for a Christmas and New Year’s party.


Jean Louis Forrain “At the Public Garden”, 1884

Jean Louis Forrain “At the Public Garden”, 1884

fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding dress ca. 1890
From Thierry de Maigret

fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding dress ca. 1890

From Thierry de Maigret

Illustrated short story, “A Lawn-Tennis Tournament,” from Peterson’s Magazine, August 1887. 

Re-posting two costume plates- The Hornet and The Incroyable -from the book, Fancy Dresses Described by Ardern Holt, 1887. This book gives advice on what to wear to fancy dress balls or masquerade balls and includes many illustrations. Have some Halloween costume inspiration from the Victorian Era!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

kaywinnit-lee-frye:

Walking dress, House of Worth, ca. 1885.

(from the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Walking Dress, Girl’s Jacket and Plastron; accessories from the August 1887 issue of Peterson’s Magazine

Walking Dress, Girl’s Jacket and Plastron; accessories from the August 1887 issue of Peterson’s Magazine

Color Fashion Plate, August 1887, Peterson’s Magazine

Color Fashion Plate, August 1887, Peterson’s Magazine