Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Opera Dresses throughout the 19th Century
The richest full dress should be worn at the opera. This must be governed by the prevailing fashion. The head should be bare, and dressed in the most becoming style. Jewelry may be worn, according to taste, as there is no place where it shows to better advantage. A light or brilliant colored opera cloak will add greatly to the lady’s appearance and comfort. Gloves of white, or delicately tinted kid only are to be worn.
1857 Opera Bonnett
1859 Opera Cloaks
1877 Men's Opera Hat
1889 Russian Opera Hood Lower left image