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Evening dress, ca 1880 US (Brooklyn, NY), the Met Museum

Evening dress, ca 1880 US (Brooklyn, NY), the Met Museum

Evening dress, ca 1840 US, the Met Museum
Wedding dress by House of Worth, 1896 Paris, the Met Museum

Wedding dress by House of Worth, 1896 Paris, the Met Museum

Afternoon dress, ca 1865 US, the Met Museum
Evening dress, 1850-52 US, the Met Museum
Dress, 1909-11 NYC, the Met Museum
Hi! I hardly ask for advice, but I am stuck at the moment... I want to go to a gothic ball in February, but the theme is 'Russian Fairytale' and the guests are supposed to dress accordingly. Fact is, I have no idea on how to achieve something that looks 'Russian'... So I was wondering whether you might be able to help me with some ideas? I'm usually more into Victorian times, if that would help? (I've been looking and looking but can't find anything that would suit me) Thanks in advance! x foreverpainfulwonder

Sure, I can do that.  You might want to check out the Wikimedia Commons page for Russian fairy tales as well.

Wedding dress, 1881 US, the Met Museum
"Petal" dress by Charles James, 1951 US, the Met Museum

"Petal" dress by Charles James, 1951 US, the Met Museum

Evening dress by Herbert Luey, 1912-14 Brooklyn, NY, the Met Museum

Evening dress by Herbert Luey, 1912-14 Brooklyn, NY, the Met Museum

Cocktail dress by Arnold Scaasi, ca 1958 US, the Met Museum

Cocktail dress by Arnold Scaasi, ca 1958 US, the Met Museum

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