All posts tagged: 1890s

Dress in two parts, 1896, silk, lace and passementerie, 10592:001-002 Centraal Museum Utrecht

Rate the Dress: Late Victorian Velvet

This post is late because I booked my schedule to the limit without giving myself any space for emergencies and things going wrong – which meant of course there were, and they did!  It’s also late because my browser freezes every time I visit the Centraal Museum’s website, which is rather annoying when you’re trying to Rate a Dress from that site. Last Week: An 1810s dress of pink roll-printed cotton, with lots of frills Comments on last week’s dress focused on how frilly and pink and youthful it was – and how much it reminded some of you of a nightgown!  For some people that wasn’t an issue, or even made the dress more charming.  For others….not so much. The Total: 7.6 out of 10 Looking like a nightgown was a little too much for some of you, and the rating definitely reflects that. This week: a mid 1890s dress in red silk faille and silk velvet A number of the comments on last week’s dress focused on how girlish it was.  I feel …