19th c. Clothing: 1870-1879

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This page has photos of actual 19th century garments, which I find useful for inspiration.  

Most of these photos were found on eBay and antique garment dealers, like: Maire McLeod Elegant VintageKaren Augusta Antique Lace & FashionAntique & Vintage Dress GalleryFiddyBeeTime Travelers1860-1890Rupert & Toby’s CollectablesCarolyn Forbes Textiles & Vintage FashionsOld Threads Antique Textiles.

Another site with lots of excellent images is Démodé: Extant women’s clothing 1750-1919.

1880 - 1889

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Brown cotton polonaise, c. 1880

Embroidered organza gown, c. 1880
images courtesy of Maire McLeod Elegant Vintage

Brown silk & velvet bustled skirt, c. 1880

Cage bustle, c. 1880

Gold brocade & ivory silk satin reception gown, c. 1880

Tan satin R&G corset with lace trim, c. 1880

White muslin (wedding?) gown, c. 1880

Three-piece hip pad, 1880s

Black silk beaded pelerine, 1880s

Black silk brocade jacket, 1880s

Black velvet and ecru lace reception gown, 1880s

Black wool bat-wing coat with braiding, 1880s

Girls blue dotted print dress, 1880s

Blue silk bustle gown, 1880s

Worth beaded black velvet & lace capelet, 1880s. Gorgeous!

Brown velveteen & copper silk bustle dress, 1880s

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