19th c. Clothing: 1860-1869



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 Vintage; Karen Augusta Antique Lace & Fashion; Antique & Vintage Dress Gallery; FiddyBee; Time Travelers; 1860-1890; Rupert & Toby's Collectables; HeartNSoul1; Old Threads Antique Textiles.

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


1860 - 1869



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Brown striped silk dress, c.1860
Brown striped silk dress, c.1860
Brown striped silk dress, c.1860
Brown striped silk dress, c.1860
Brown striped silk dress, c.1860

Corset, c.1860
Corset, c.1860
Corset, c.1860
Corset, c.1860

Pagoda sleeve basque, c.1860
Pagoda sleeve basque, c.1860
Pagoda sleeve basque, c.1860
Pagoda sleeve basque, c.1860
Pagoda sleeve basque, c.1860

Embroidered shawl, c.1860
Embroidered shawl, c.1860
Embroidered shawl, c.1860
Embroidered shawl, c.1860
Embroidered shawl, c.1860

Silk dancing slippers, 1860s
Silk dancing slippers, 1860s
Silk dancing slippers, 1860s

Lace shawl, c.1860
Lace shawl, c.1860
Lace shawl, c.1860

Wool & silk wrapper, c.1860
Wool & silk wrapper, c.1860
Wool & silk wrapper, c.1860
Wool & silk wrapper, c.1860
Wool & silk wrapper, c.1860

Bonnet & coach case, 1860-1865
Bonnet & coach case, 1860-1865
Bonnet & coach case, 1860-1865
Bonnet & coach case, 1860-1865
Bonnet & coach case, 1860-1865

Baby's cotton dress, c.1860
Baby
Baby
Baby
Baby

Straw bonnet with white & blue silk ribbon, c.1860
Straw bonnet with white & blue silk ribbon, c.1860
Straw bonnet with white & blue silk ribbon, c.1860
Straw bonnet with white & blue silk ribbon, c.1860
Straw bonnet with white & blue silk ribbon, c.1860

White cotton corset, c.1860
White cotton corset, c.1860
White cotton corset, c.1860
White cotton corset, c.1860
White cotton corset, c.1860

Straw bonnet, 1860s
Straw bonnet, 1860s
Straw bonnet, 1860s
Straw bonnet, 1860s
Straw bonnet, 1860s

Black silk dress, 1860s
Black silk dress, 1860s
Black silk dress, 1860s

Black embroidered velvet slippers, 1860s
Black embroidered velvet slippers, 1860s
Black embroidered velvet slippers, 1860s
Black embroidered velvet slippers, 1860s
Black embroidered velvet slippers, 1860s

French girls dress, 1860s
French girls dress, 1860s
French girls dress, 1860s
French girls dress, 1860s
French girls dress, 1860s

Lace tape bodice, 1860s
Lace tape bodice, 1860s
Lace tape bodice, 1860s

White kidskin shoes, 1860s
White kidskin shoes, 1860s
White kidskin shoes, 1860s

White silk pelerine, 1860s
White silk pelerine, 1860s
White silk pelerine, 1860s
White silk pelerine, 1860s
White silk pelerine, 1860s

Civil War era 3-piece summer gown
Civil War era 3-piece summer gown
Civil War era 3-piece summer gown
Civil War era 3-piece summer gown
Civil War era 3-piece summer gown

Civil War era changeable silk gown
Civil War era changeable silk gown
Civil War era changeable silk gown
Civil War era changeable silk gown
Civil War era changeable silk gown

Green plaid dress, Civil War era
Green plaid dress, Civil War era
Green plaid dress, Civil War era
Green plaid dress, Civil War era
Green plaid dress, Civil War era

Civil War era silk gown
Civil War era silk gown
Civil War era silk gown
Civil War era silk gown
Civil War era silk gown

Civil War era straw bonnet
Civil War era straw bonnet
Civil War era straw bonnet
Civil War era straw bonnet

Civil War era straw hat
Civil War era straw hat
Civil War era straw hat

Black striped & green silk gown, Civil War era
Black striped & green silk gown, Civil War era
Black striped & green silk gown, Civil War era
Black striped & green silk gown, Civil War era
Black striped & green silk gown, Civil War era

Corset with cane stays, Civil War era
Corset with cane stays, Civil War era
Corset with cane stays, Civil War era
Corset with cane stays, Civil War era
Corset with cane stays, Civil War era

Cream silk faille gown, Civil War era
Cream silk faille gown, Civil War era
Cream silk faille gown, Civil War era
Cream silk faille gown, Civil War era
Cream silk faille gown, Civil War era

Embroidered muslin gown, Civil War era
Embroidered muslin gown, Civil War era
Embroidered muslin gown, Civil War era
Embroidered muslin gown, Civil War era
Embroidered muslin gown, Civil War era

Embroidered organdy fichu, Civil War era
Embroidered organdy fichu, Civil War era
Embroidered organdy fichu, Civil War era

Satin evening bodice, Civil War era
Satin evening bodice, Civil War era
Satin evening bodice, Civil War era

Silk taffeta waist, Civil War era
Silk taffeta waist, Civil War era
Silk taffeta waist, Civil War era
Silk taffeta waist, Civil War era
Silk taffeta waist, Civil War era

White tulle & black ribbon headdress, Civil War era
White tulle & black ribbon headdress, Civil War era
White tulle & black ribbon headdress, Civil War era
White tulle & black ribbon headdress, Civil War era

Golden brown print afternoon gown, 1866
Golden brown print afternoon gown, 1866
Golden brown print afternoon gown, 1866
Golden brown print afternoon gown, 1866
Golden brown print afternoon gown, 1866

Gold silk brocade afternoon gown, mid 1860s
Gold silk brocade afternoon gown, mid 1860s
Gold silk brocade afternoon gown, mid 1860s
Gold silk brocade afternoon gown, mid 1860s
Gold silk brocade afternoon gown, mid 1860s

Brown taffeta afternoon dress, mid 1860s
Brown taffeta afternoon dress, mid 1860s
Brown taffeta afternoon dress, mid 1860s

Silk dress, 1867
Silk dress, 1867
Silk dress, 1867
Silk dress, 1867
Silk dress, 1867

Red taffeta & silk moire visiting gown, 1867
Red taffeta & silk moire visiting gown, 1867
Red taffeta & silk moire visiting gown, 1867
Red taffeta & silk moire visiting gown, 1867
Red taffeta & silk moire visiting gown, 1867

Cream velvet, satin & lace eugenie bonnet, 1868
Cream velvet, satin & lace eugenie bonnet, 1868
Cream velvet, satin & lace eugenie bonnet, 1868
Cream velvet, satin & lace eugenie bonnet, 1868

Girl's embroidered cotton twill suit, 1868
Girl
Girl
Girl
Girl

Blue striped polonaise gown, late 1860s
Blue striped polonaise gown, late 1860s
Blue striped polonaise gown, late 1860s
Blue striped polonaise gown, late 1860s
Blue striped polonaise gown, late 1860s

Silk faille gown, c.1869
Silk faille gown, c.1869
Silk faille gown, c.1869
Silk faille gown, c.1869
Silk faille gown, c.1869

Silk faille gown, c.1869