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Half-mourning dress by W G Jay & Co, 1883-84 London, Manchester Art Gallery

Half-mourning dress (?) Pale grey satin trimmed with black figured and black corded silk and white net. Two piece.Bodice lined with cream twilled silk. Low square-cut neck. Fastening at centre front with embroidered buttons. Neck trimmed with band and double frill of net. Sleeves shaped to wrist, trimmed with frill of net. Separate skirt lined with stiffened cotton, fastening left back. Hem cut in triangles. Train at back. Lace muslin frill. Tapes and ties at back to form bustle.

Half-mourning dress by W G Jay & Co, 1883-84 London, Manchester Art Gallery

Half-mourning dress (?) Pale grey satin trimmed with black figured and black corded silk and white net. Two piece.

Bodice lined with cream twilled silk. Low square-cut neck. Fastening at centre front with embroidered buttons. Neck trimmed with band and double frill of net. Sleeves shaped to wrist, trimmed with frill of net. Separate skirt lined with stiffened cotton, fastening left back. Hem cut in triangles. Train at back. Lace muslin frill. Tapes and ties at back to form bustle.

(Source: manchestergalleries.org)

(Left to right) Mrs. Watson B. Thompson, John Sloan Jr., Mrs. John Sloane, Mr. John Sloane, Evelyn Sloane, William Sloane, Mina Barber, Mary Butter, 1884 US (Elberon, NJ), the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Left to right) Mrs. Watson B. Thompson, John Sloan Jr., Mrs. John Sloane, Mr. John Sloane, Evelyn Sloane, William Sloane, Mina Barber, Mary Butter, 1884 US (Elberon, NJ), the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Women on a Balcony by Frederic Soulacroix, mid-1880’s, private collection (UK)

Women on a Balcony by Frederic Soulacroix, mid-1880’s, private collection (UK)

(Source: artfact.com)

Dresses, 1884 US, Peterson’s Magazine
artandopinion:

The Conversation Piece
Solomon Joseph Solomon

1884 England, Leighton House Museum

artandopinion:

The Conversation Piece

Solomon Joseph Solomon

1884 England, Leighton House Museum

Dinner (?) dress, 1884-86 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Dinner (?) dress, 1884-86 France, Les Arts Décoratifs

Bodice by Worth, 1880-85 Paris, Shelburne Museum
Wouldn’t you love to be able to have seen the whole dress?  I wonder if the rest of it is still out there?

Bodice by Worth, 1880-85 Paris, Shelburne Museum

Wouldn’t you love to be able to have seen the whole dress?¬† I wonder if the rest of it is still out there?

The Ball by Julius LeBlanc Stewart, ca 1885
Boudoir portrait of actress Giulia Majeroni, 1884 Australia (Melbourne), State Library of New South Wales

Boudoir portrait of actress Giulia Majeroni, 1884 Australia (Melbourne), State Library of New South Wales

Seaside dresses for women and girls, ca 1884 Spain, El Salon de la Moda

Seaside dresses for women and girls, ca 1884 Spain, El Salon de la Moda

Walking dress, ca 1885 France, LACMA

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