1887 American wool travelling dress. Lovely, simple dress, with some very nicely done trim. And beautiful curved welt pockets!

1887 American wool travelling dress. Lovely, simple dress, with some very nicely done trim. And beautiful curved welt pockets!

Ensemble, Mme. Uoll Gross: ca. 1885, American, silk/synthetic/jet/feather.     "This dress was designed to be worn in an open top carriage which, at the time, was a social event and everyone had to dress the part.    The bustle silhouette, although primarily associated with the second half of the 19th century, originated in earlier fashions as a simple bump at the back of the dress, such as with late 17th-early 18th century mantuas and late 18th- early 19th century Empire dresses. The…

Ensemble, Mme. Uoll Gross: ca. 1885, American, silk/synthetic/jet/feather. "This dress was designed to be worn in an open top carriage which, at the time, was a social event and everyone had to dress the part. The bustle silhouette, although primarily associated with the second half of the 19th century, originated in earlier fashions as a simple bump at the back of the dress, such as with late 17th-early 18th century mantuas and late 18th- early 19th century Empire dresses. The…

Ensemble, 1885  The unusual color and intriguing use of solid and striped wool fabric in this day dress has a folkloric aesthetic, which may have been inspired by an Amelia Hollenback's travels through the Southwest. The inventive asymmetrical draping shows a high level of sophistication and design sensibility that was atypical for a day dress.

Ensemble, 1885 The unusual color and intriguing use of solid and striped wool fabric in this day dress has a folkloric aesthetic, which may have been inspired by an Amelia Hollenback's travels through the Southwest. The inventive asymmetrical draping shows a high level of sophistication and design sensibility that was atypical for a day dress.

A bloomer suit, an outfit for use with bicycles is created in the 1880s as special clothing for women to wear while riding a bicycle. Originally bloomers were loose, baggy, "Turkish trousers", recommended for women by Mrs. Amelia Jenks Bloomer who oriented the women's emancipation movement, in the early 1850s. "Bloomers" were generally rejected and treated with ridicule. Though pants-style clothing had not yet won approval, when women began participating in sports at the end of the 19th…

A bloomer suit, an outfit for use with bicycles is created in the 1880s as special clothing for women to wear while riding a bicycle. Originally bloomers were loose, baggy, "Turkish trousers", recommended for women by Mrs. Amelia Jenks Bloomer who oriented the women's emancipation movement, in the early 1850s. "Bloomers" were generally rejected and treated with ridicule. Though pants-style clothing had not yet won approval, when women began participating in sports at the end of the 19th…

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