all that pattern on the skirt is embroidery. It's stunning
Dress, ca. 1905-09. Cream silk satin. Museum of New Zealand: "This dress epitomises the elegant feminine fashions of the well-to-do in the Edwardian period, particularly in its use of soft flowing pale silk, extensive use of lace and net, and in the ornate decoration of the bodice."
Embroidery for a haute couture dress - fashion atelier; fabric embellishment; fashion in the making
FLORAL BROCADED DRESS English, the dress c1760 - the silk c1735
evening dress 1855-1860
Traje Ruta de 1902 los Países Bajos, De Sublime Graciosa
By the late 1770s, the sack-back gown, of which this is an example, was reserved for formal evening or Court dress. The shape of the petticoat, requiring a wide square hoop, also indicates the formality of the ensemble. An arc of precise, wedge-shaped pleats illustrates how the gown was shaped to fit over such a hoop.
1751 Court Dress I'm inspired by the decorations on this court dress. It gives me a feeling that the dress is made of flowers.