On Pinterest I've seen a lot of black gowns recently, and with winter ahead of us I think these historical garments would look fabulous for the party season - especially those 1920s dresses!
Here are some examples that I found particularly beautiful.
Here are three examples of a 1920s robe de style, which someday I am hoping to make in black taffeta or silk.
Edwardian women in black.
1930s gown with an inset of cream lace.
I haven't seen a date for this dress, but I think it is from the 1950s? Isn't it gorgeous!
Another two Edwardian ladies wearing black, curvaceous gowns.
Princess Dagmar of Denmark in 1866. I love the sleeves and hair!
And finally, another example from the late Victorian and early Edwardian period. The stripes are divine, and that hat is drool-worthy; I think it has white bird or angel wings on it!