Victorian Dress 1870s-1900
1892: As the years passed, Alva Astor seemed only to grow in beauty.
Walking ensemble ca. 1880s. Woolen jacket, skirt, cape. Snugly fitted, boned bodice with wide collar, high neck, front closure inside & out. Lapels and cuffs of low-lustre ribbed silk satin. Smooth-front skirt with pleated back. Skirt & cape lined. Cape has deep flounce at neckline of ribbed silk satin & black bow closure with long streamers. Maire McLeod/Ruby Lane