15th century "Armatus" of Mathias Corvinus (Hungary).
1860-1861, France Silk evening dress MET Museum
Evening dress ca. 1855-60, shimmering silk bodice with pelerine style bertha echoing a snowflake, repeated on the flounces of the sheer skirting. From the Leeds Museum & Galleries.
Dinner dress, 1878. Silk brocade, lace, silk satin.
OMG that dress!
Detail of one of Rupert Friend's (as Prince Albert) costumes from The Young Victoria.