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Two evening/formal wear dresses, circa 1914-1918, via Kerry Taylor Auctions.

Two evening/formal wear dresses, circa via Kerry Taylor Auctions. Notice how the dresses are becoming shorter and less fabric, less constriction.

Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, 1860. Open V-neck boned back lacing bodice with points, short sleeves with lace on net bell, trimmed with bands of satin ribbon & lined in muslin. Bustle skirt; wide train with applied hem band of Van Dyke points bound in satin. Satin bow at waist and below bustle; hem stiffened & trimmed with pleated voile & lace. Lined in glazed cotton. Whitaker Auctions

Ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, French, Open V-neck boned back lacing bodice with points, short sleeves with lace on net bell, trimmed with bands of satin ribbon & lined in muslin. wide train with applied hem band of Van Dyke.

1885 Jacket, Victoria and Albert Museum Collection

Cream Evening Jacket 1885 Emile Pingat, Paris, France - materials & techniques: silk voided velvet, white artic fox and silk chenille fringe, lined with machine-quilted satin

Portrait of a Lady (possibly Mrs Richard Bird)

Portrait of a Lady (possibly Mrs Richard Bird) - Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery