Historical Costume ~ 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.
High neck collar. The yoke extends to create a 'drop shoulder' appearance. pleated ruffles around the hemline. Lovely
The Lace Embrace Antique Corset Exhibition and Historic Fashion Show 2013
Pink Silk Corset, circa 1898. Pink silk satin corset with blue bust trimming and ribbon insertion. Marked BALENA. Supported with 36 whale bones. 22″ waist. European. Via: The Lingerie Addict -http:/...
Coat 1890, Made of wool and ostrich plumes
Ernest Raudnitz chiné 18th century inspired taffeta ball gown, circa 1893, stamped in gold to the waist-stay 'Ernest Raudnitz, 23 Rue Louis le Grand, Paris', the separate bodice with wide square neckline, ruffled, pleated sleeves, pink chiffon edging and frills, and plastron, adorned with absinthe-green silk ribbons and a silk rosebud, ivory taffeta lining; the matching skirt with pink chiffon insertion to center front edged with ruffles of taffeta and posy of silk flowers.
Ball Gown 1893, Made of taffeta, chiffon, and silk
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.
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
Parasol, Lyon, 1890-99. The parasol featured here captures the essence of the 1890s with its gay color combination and exuberant lace-covered ruffle at the hem. The detailing of the handle is very engaging. Also, the color combination of the garnet ruffle and the purple lining is indicative of the period and a typical French touch.
Parasol 1890, French, Made of silk, wood, and metal~~~~~The parasol featured here captures the essence of the 1890s with its gay color combination and exuberant lace-covered ruffle at the hem. The detailing of the handle is very engaging. Also, the color combination of the garnet ruffle and the purple lining is indicative of the period and a typical French touch.