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Three evening dresses

from the Belle Époque
 
 

Period: around 1911-12


The following dresses are three distinct kinds of typical evening fashion from the 'Titanic era': delicate fabrics, high-raised waists and picturesque draperies of different materials.


 


The red dress is worn in combination with a tunic made of multi-tiered silk chiffon of red and cream color. Very delicate hand-embroidery shimmers through the top, which has been ruffled, tied and adorned with strings of pearls. The skirt was designed as balloon skirt – very in vogue during the Titanic era – that grows longer towards the back, a so-called sweep, and is decorated with two tassels.



The second dress is made of tenuous, turquoise-colored chiffon with a floral gold pattern woven into the fabric. A loose tunic is worn double-layered over a turquoise-colored dress of satin. The skirt's sweep, i.e. extension of the skirt towards the back, is distinctive for the Belle Époque. A back, hand-embroidered velvet belt contrasts the base colors. The sleeves are made of antique lace.


A yellow silk dress with beaded bodice and squared train is worn as undergarment underneath the overdress of cream-colored silk velvet. The sleeves made of silk organza are furnished with pearl embroidered hem. The opulent belt was also embroidered by hand. Of course, only faux fur was used for trimming.

 
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