Petra Koukolíková

Petra Koukolíková

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Sadness and classic art - 1868 Detail Princess Marie of Hanover

Sadness and classic art - 1868 Detail Princess Marie of Hanover

1860’s Archery Outfit

Champion Archer of England: A black and white illustration of a female archer from an 1865 copy of Arthur's magazine in the collector's personal collection.

The tea gown was worn by women while entertaining other ladies. It's corset-less design and soft fabrication provided a comfortable fit.

The tea gown was worn by women while entertaining other ladies. It's corset-less design and soft fabrication provided a comfortable fit.

This tea gown from the early 1900's was less fitted compared to the customary dress of the time. Used mainly for late afternoon. It is said that this style was popularized by Mariano Fortuny. Generally women with wealth were able to use this type of dress, the lower classes either did not use a version of the tea gown or had a simplistic version.

tea gown: worn by more affluent women, the tea gown featured a less fitted silhouette compared to the customary dress of the time. Used mainly for late afternoon.

vintage 1930s dress / 30s gown / Green Silk by RococoVintage

vintage 1930s dress / 30s gown / Green Silk by RococoVintage

Evening dress of Queen Alexandra, 1911From the Fashion Museum,...

Evening dress of Queen Alexandra, 1911From the Fashion Museum,...

B. Altman French Satin Tea Gown With Handwritten Label Showing Name Of Original Owner As "Mrs. J. W. Tillinghast"  c.1900

Altman French satin tea gown, Elegant tea gowns, the mainstay of every lady's wardrobe, were worn by society ladies in the privacy of their homes before dinner. They could relax with loosened corsets hidden under the flowing designs.