Wedding gown, Worth, 1878. Boned bodice with deep center front busk point and basque tails. Under sleeve is ivory satin; upper sleeve is net covered w/pearl appliqués. To create slashed effect, satin bands applied over pearls. Self-fabric strips sewn over bands to simulate knots. Ivory satin cockades at elbows. Plain weave silk backing. Skirt front backed with silk taffeta. Two layers of self fabric used to create bustle. Via Museum of the City of New York.
Wedding gown, circa 1880s. Heavy ivory silk with beads. Silk-lined bodice has net sleeves trimmed with cream-colored bugle beads and pearls. Originally in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. Via svpmeow1/ebay.
Wedding gown, late 1870s-early 1880s. Cream-colored organza with lace. "Natural form" dress made of single unseamed panel from shoulder to hem so it lies flat. Long train. Fifteen rows of pleats that face upward and are framed by double-edged row of silk thread-trimmed, loosely woven organza ruffles. Machine- and hand-stitched. Close-fitting sleeves flare out with 2 rows of pleats, finished with tier of handmade silk lace and ivory silk faille ribbon, which is also at neckline
Dress ca. 1876, possibly modified in early 1880s. Silk taffeta in cinnamon brocade figured with ivory floral sprays. Bodice has low curved basque in front and broad pleats in back, is edged in ruffled pleats & lined in ivory satin. Borders trimmed with velvet ribbon. Separate skirt has ruched & pleated conical pocket in front lined in ivory. Kerry Taylor Auctions