Miss Beckie evening dress | Met Museum | 1910-1912

Miss Beckie evening dress | Met Museum | 1910-1912

Beaded Evening Dress | Metropolitan Museum | 1917-1920

Beaded Evening Dress | Metropolitan Museum | 1917-1920

Evening dress from auction | c. 1950s

Evening dress from auction | c. 1950s

Bustle Swan gown | Fit NYC | c. 1954 (great year for dresses, huh?)

Bustle Swan gown | Fit NYC | c. 1954 (great year for dresses, huh?)

Charles James Ball Gown | Metropolitan Museum | c. 1954

Charles James Ball Gown | Metropolitan Museum | c. 1954

omgthatdress:

Roger Vivier for Dior shoes ca. 1957 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Roger Vivier for Dior shoes ca. 1957 via The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(via modernfoppery)

September 1862

September 1862

June 1862

June 1862

August 1862

August 1862

I forgot to write this on the picture of the pet-en-l’air jacket!

The difference between a caraco and a pet-en-l’air is that the latter is basically just a shortened form of a sack back dress. Pet-en’lairs were considered “undress” meant it is informal.


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