Collector and curator of historical fashion
Now this is what you call a bell sleeve! This silk day dress with satin stripes (1862-1865 in its current form) was probably made from an earlier garment. The satin stripes are in 3 different weaves, the bodice is boned, fastening at the front, and the sleeves are lined in white silk. Such a good example of a big bell sleeve is rarely seen.
It’s wedding season! This magnificent 2 piece ivory silk faille gown was worn in England circa 1876. It is trimmed […]Read more >