Your Weekend Wow!

It’s a tie this week – two lovely dresses, each elegant in its own way. I can’t decide which to post so I’m just going to share them both. Enjoy!!

Worth ballgown, 1900-1905. Silk and cotton with metallic thread, glass, and metal ornamentation.

Worth ballgown, 1900-1905. Silk and cotton with metallic thread, glass, and metal ornamentation.

detail of skirt - Worth ballgown, 1900-1905. Silk and cotton with metallic thread, glass, and metal ornamentation.

detail of skirt – Worth ballgown, 1900-1905. Silk and cotton with metallic thread, glass, and metal ornamentation.

Now, we go from 1903-ish silk and cotton to 1879 silk and wool.

Wedding dress, Finnish, 1879. Ivory silk and wool. One piece. Helsinki Univ. Museum via Tekstiilihistoria.

Wedding dress, Finnish, 1879. Ivory silk and wool. One piece. Helsinki Univ. Museum via Tekstiilihistoria.

Those thousands of itty bitty pleats absolutely blow my mind.

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2 thoughts on “Your Weekend Wow!

  1. Wow! They’re both gorgeous! I love the styling of the Worth gown (I usually don’t care for the early 1900s), and all those little pleats and the feather fringe on the 1870s gown are just beautiful.

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