Lulus dresses: A medieval dresser?
The American Conservatives, The American Heartland, and the American Spectator are offering their top 10 dresses of all time as part of a new blog series.
The “dresser” series was launched in September 2018 with a series of “dress up” dressers.
The American Heritage Classics series, which is now in its second season, will feature more medieval dressers in the coming weeks.
The collection will feature the “Medieval Dresser” (left), which is a Victorian style dresser that is often referred to as a “garter.”
The dresser (right) is a more contemporary version of the Victorian style, with a more decorative finish and smaller buttons.
The gowns feature embroidered embroidery, with the name of the wearer written below the dresser.
In the style of the time, a dresser is usually made of either silk or silk-spun velvet, and it is usually decorated with gold leaf and pearls.
The dresses also feature small, round, embroidered designs.
The first five dresses in the series were: “Dresser” by A. A. Pemberton (1864) (left) and “Dresses of a Countess by a Count of Croydon” (1872) (right).
The sixth dresser was the “Dressing of a Prince” (1900) (shown below).
“Dressers” are generally considered to be the most versatile, yet the dresses are often regarded as the most complicated because they often need to be adjusted to the neckline.
Dresses of a Lady and Duchess, by Charles Babbage and Joseph Babbage, 1794 (left).
In the next three dresses, the dresses had a slight twist: the princess dress (right), the ladies dress (left, now on loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City), and the princess and duchess dress (center, now owned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art).
A second dresser from this era was “Dining Room” (1903), which featured an oval design, and a lace pattern that could be worn over a silk or velvet bodice.
A third dresser had an oval, pleated design, with an edging that could either be made from gold leaf or pearls, or be finished in silver or ivory.
“Mildly Ornamental” (from the collection of Anne Copley), by William G. Johnson, 1855 (left and right).
Lions and Bears, by George Bernard Shaw, 1878 (left with bow, and right with lion, by John Henry Jones, 1880).
An additional “dress” dresser in the collection is the “Princess” (1920), which features a curved shape that can be made of silver or gold leaf.
There were two other “dressers” in the “medieval” collection, and they were both very popular.
The first, “The Princess and Duchess” by George Bernhard, was designed by John Ransom (pictured below) and made in 1891, and was one of the first examples of a modern design.
The design features a round, pleat dress with gold thread, a gold lace collar, and an edged bow.
Another of the designs in the Medieval Collection is the Dining Room Dress, which was designed in 1878 by Richard Moore (pictured above).
The “Princes and Dames” dress (also designed by Moore) features an oval shape that could easily be made into a bow or a neckline, and has a lace collar.
This dress is still used today in some homes and is still one of our favorites.
Here’s a picture of the “Queen’s Dresses,” which are a mix of contemporary and Victorian designs, including this “Princy” (shown above).
Finally, in the next section, we’ll look at the “Hairdress” and “Shirt,” two of the most popular Victorian dressers of all times.
In addition to the “dressrs,” the Royal Household Collection includes some of the more common and well-known Victorian dresser styles, such as the “Maids Dress,” “Bathroom Dress,” and “Housemaid Dress.”
The Royal Household collection also includes a selection of other decorative Victorian dress items, such the “Sculpture of the Duke of Westminster,” the “Aged-in-the-Field-Dress,” and the “Brigadier General’s Costume.”
“Aged in the Field” dress is a British style that was popular during the reign of Elizabeth I, and features a bodice that has been altered or turned.
The bodice has been covered in gold thread to help the wearer look older.
Hairdresses and shawls were also popular Victorian accessories, and many of the women who