Inspiring Dresses
Historical Fashion from everywhere
Inspiring Dresses
Historical Fashion from everywhere.

Personal Favourite: French Ball Gown

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I love how this dress looks like a stary night sky because of the paillettes, giving this dress an unique touch.

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Personal Favourite: Jacques Doucet’s Ball Gown

Ball gown

As formerly stated in the Met Museum website, this dress has a touch of luxury. Ball dresses were bolder than the day dresses and this one is not an exception. The low décolleté, the lack of sleeves, the lace hidden between layers, the colour and fabrics chosen give this seductive air to this dress.

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Personal Favourite: 1870s’ Dinner Dress

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If there’s something really eye catching in this dress in the embroidery in the skirt, neckline and sleeves. The design is amazing, being the skirt the high point, for me. It’s all uneven, but all pieces makes a perfect match together. 

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Personal Favourite: House of Worth’s Afternoon Dress

Purple is, for sure, one of my favourite colours, being the darker shades the ones I really prefer. 

I love the bodice, the silhouette, the shades of purple and the decollete! They make a simple dress into something very charming.

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Personal Favourite: 1908-1910’s Afternoon Dress

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The whole embroidered off-white fabric with the soft pink ribbon in the skirt and in the sleeves combine into a very pleasing dress. I just love how classy and dainty it is.

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Personal Favourite: 1885’s Afternoon Dress

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I just love how beautiful the green shade of this dress is. 
Green is far from being a colour I like, but, surprisingly this one is just amazing.

The mix between the colours is pleasant to my eyes, and so are the details on the bodice and the silhouette.

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Personal Favourite: House of Worth’s Dinner Dress

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Dinner dress

One of the first silhouettes I liked, when coming to historical fashion, was the one from the late- Victorian period. It’s not all puffy, nor the bustle was giant. It’s fluid and elegant, such the ones in the Edwardian period. 
It’s a simple reason to all that, is because it’s easier to comprehend from our point of view.

This dress has this silhouette that caught my attention AND it’s just delightful. The flowers, the ribbon and the fact that the bodice is kinda asymmetrical are just details that make this dress one of Worth’s masterpieces. 

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Personal Favourite: House of Worth’s Afternoon Dress

Afternoon dress

I’m no too found of the shade used in this dress, mostly because I can’t really say which colour it really is, although the whole combination turned out to be something really classy and beautiful.

I wish there were a detailed photo of the neck, because the detail there is what got really me. The whole off-white part is so well worked, with embroidery and details that created a point of attraction. 

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Personal Favourite: Jeanne Hallée’s Afternoon Dress

Afternoon dress

Afternoon dress

This one got my attention because of the details. The details - I took a while to notice - in the cloth (that change colours! It’s white when overlapping blue stripe and, blue when overlapping white one) and the fabric used in the skirt may not attract someone attention at first, but they turn a simple design into something really interesting. 

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Personal Favourite: House of Drécoll’s Dinner Dress

Dinner dress

Dinner dress

How not to love this dress? The black cloth over the “off-white” one, that has touches of colours! It’s delicate and wonderful!

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