19th c. Clothing: 1880-1889



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.


1880 - 1889



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Brown cotton polonaise, c. 1880
Brown cotton polonaise, c. 1880
Brown cotton polonaise, c. 1880
Brown cotton polonaise, c. 1880
Brown cotton polonaise, c. 1880

Embroidered organza gown, c. 1880
images courtesy of Maire McLeod Elegant Vintage
Embroidered organza gown, c. 1880<br /><em><span class="smtext">images courtesy of <a href="http://www.elegantvintage.com/" target="_blank">Maire McLeod Elegant Vintage</a></span></em>
Embroidered organza gown, c. 1880<br /><em><span class="smtext">images courtesy of <a href="http://www.elegantvintage.com/" target="_blank">Maire McLeod Elegant Vintage</a></span></em>

Brown silk & velvet bustled skirt, c. 1880
Brown silk & velvet bustled skirt,   c. 1880
Brown silk & velvet bustled skirt,   c. 1880
Brown silk & velvet bustled skirt,   c. 1880
Brown silk & velvet bustled skirt,   c. 1880

Cage bustle, c. 1880
Cage bustle, c. 1880
Cage bustle, c. 1880
Cage bustle, c. 1880
Cage bustle, c. 1880

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

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

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

White muslin (wedding?) gown, c. 1880
White muslin (wedding?) gown, c. 1880
White muslin (wedding?) gown, c. 1880
White muslin (wedding?) gown, c. 1880
White muslin (wedding?) gown, c. 1880

Three-piece hip pad, 1880s
Three-piece hip pad, 1880s
Three-piece hip pad, 1880s
Three-piece hip pad, 1880s
Three-piece hip pad, 1880s

Black silk beaded pelerine, 1880s
Black silk beaded pelerine, 1880s
Black silk beaded pelerine, 1880s
Black silk beaded pelerine, 1880s
Black silk beaded pelerine, 1880s

Black silk brocade jacket, 1880s
Black silk brocade jacket, 1880s
Black silk brocade jacket, 1880s
Black silk brocade jacket, 1880s
Black silk brocade jacket, 1880s

Black velvet and ecru lace reception gown, 1880s
Black velvet and ecru lace reception gown, 1880s
Black velvet and ecru lace reception gown, 1880s
Black velvet and ecru lace reception gown, 1880s
Black velvet and ecru lace reception gown, 1880s

Black wool bat-wing coat with braiding, 1880s
Black wool bat-wing coat with braiding, 1880s
Black wool bat-wing coat with braiding, 1880s
Black wool bat-wing coat with braiding, 1880s
Black wool bat-wing coat with braiding, 1880s

Girls blue dotted print dress, 1880s
Girls blue dotted print dress, 1880s
Girls blue dotted print dress, 1880s
Girls blue dotted print dress, 1880s
Girls blue dotted print dress, 1880s

Blue silk bustle gown, 1880s
Blue silk bustle gown, 1880s
Blue silk bustle gown, 1880s
Blue silk bustle gown, 1880s
Blue silk bustle gown, 1880s

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

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

Brown velveteen & copper silk bustle dress, 1880s
Brown velveteen & copper silk bustle dress, 1880s
Brown velveteen & copper silk bustle dress, 1880s
Brown velveteen & copper silk bustle dress, 1880s
Brown velveteen & copper silk bustle dress, 1880s