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Historical Fashion: Gay Nineties (1890-1905)

Raspberry red linen summer ensemble, ca. 1890. Mary Quite Contrary

Bottle-green brocaded silk satin gown, by Charles Frederick Worth, French, ca. 1890-93.

Purple wool tweed afternoon dress with black and yellow silk trim, American, 1894-96.

Afternoon dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Striped cotton shirtwaist with detachable collar, American, 1899-1902.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Printed pink shirtwaist with white collar and cuffs, American, 1896-98.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Printed blue cotton shirtwaist with white collar and cuffs, American, 1896-98.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Sleeveless silk shirtwaist, American, 1898-99.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Patterned fawn and ecru silk shirtwaist with ecru linen collar and cuffs, American, 1890s.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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White linen shirtwaist with ruffled fichu, American, 1890s.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Striped blue cotton and linen shirtwaist with white collar and cuffs, American, 1890s.

Shirtwaist | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Tan brocade wedding dress with brown and pale blue satin ribbon trim, by Mme. E. Saunders, American (Louisville, KY), 1890s. Worn by Isabel Miller Board for her wedding to Milton Board in Hardinsburg, KY, in 1895.

Striped afternoon dress (front, without detachable lower sleeves and chiffon dickie), American, 1890s.

Afternoon dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Striped afternoon dress (back, with detachable lower sleeves and chiffon dickie), American, 1890s.

Afternoon dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Striped afternoon dress (front, with detachable lower sleeves and chiffon dickie), American, 1890s.

Afternoon dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Bronze silk dress (side view), American, 1893-94.

Dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Beaded burgundy and pink silk satin and velvet afternoon dress, American, ca. 1895.

Afternoon dress | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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