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Historical Fashion ~ Women's Late Victorian

1890 ~ 1901.....Women's fashion became simpler and less extravagant; both bustles and crinoline fell out of use and dresses were not as tight as before. The mid 1890s introduced leg o'mutton sleeves, which grew in size each year. Skirts took on a trumpet shape, fitting more closely over the hip and flaring just above the knee.

Gown, 1892, Made of velvet, satin, wool, and taffeta

Mourning Dress, House of Worth, 1896, French, Made of silk and velvet

Woman’s dress | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

High neck collar. The yoke extends to create a 'drop shoulder' appearance. pleated ruffles around the hemline. Lovely

Antique Dress - Item for Sale

Hat 1898, British, Made of straw, chiffon, lace, and bird

Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove - Objects

Skirt and Bodices 1895, American~~~Worn by First Lady Frances Cleveland. The original floral chine skirt and peach velvet bodice were probably made around 1895 by the House of Doucet of Paris. The floral bodice was created later from fabric taken out of the skirt. Baltimore dressmaker Lottie M. Barton made the green velvet bodice.

Dolman 1894, American or European

Lingerie Set: Corset Cover with Petticoat, Nightgown, & Chemise with Drawers 1898, American, Made of linen

Lingerie | American | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fan, Late 19thc, French, Made of mother-of-pearl and silk

Fan | probably French | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lingerie Set: Nightgown, Slip, Corset Cover & Drawers 1895, American, Made of linen and silk

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Lingerie

Cycling Suit 1896, American, Made of wool, silk, and leather~~~~~A past time originally dominated by men, bicycling became more acceptable for women after Queen Victoria bought bicycles for her daughters. By the 1890s, clothing to be worn while participating in the activity was being produced. The bifurcated clothing worn while astride a bicycle not only opened the door for women to engage in the sport but also to gain their independence from strict societal rules

Evening Dress: Short Sleeve Bodice, House of Worth 1893, French, Made of silk and linen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Evening ensemble