Or maybe I should say some gorgeous gowns instead, that might be more appropriate. 🙂 I have just been spending some time browsing through the online collection of historical garments found on this Danish website Tidens Tøj.
They have so many pretty items on there! Apparently this collection is a part of the National Museum of Denmark, and it is only a small part of all that they have. If I understood it correctly (I don’t know how well I trust my skills in Danish) their whole collection of dress and textile items is numbered to as many as 70.000! Not bad! On this site however I think there is “only” 140 items. And for me only the first part was interesting, the rest was to “modern”.
Like I said, there are many pretty things, have a look at some of my favorites.
Aren’t they pretty?!
I wish I could share a picture of my, at the moment, favourite dress. It’s not from this collection, and I don’t know if I can find pictures of it anywhere online. I have it in a book. It’s a 1866 ball gown, in pink silk! And it’s just so beautiful!
Talking about fashion and historical garments by the way, I am no longer sure that I will make my next Regency gown out of that silk I showed you earlier. After consulting some ladies with a lot of knowledge on the subject I have come to realize that it might actually be to stiff for a Regency gown. I have not yet decided 100% how I will do. But don’t worry, even if I decide not to use it for that I have come up with some very grand plans for what I could use it for! But like I said, nothing is decided.