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Historical Fashion: Gay Nineties (1890-1905)


Historical Fashion: Gay Nineties (1890-1905)

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Silk brocade and velvet afternoon dress, ca. 1897.

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Beaded black crocheted mourning cape (mantelet), with grosgrain ribbon ties and beaded chenille fringe trim, American, ca. 1890.

Mourning cape or mantelet -

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Woman's brown and green tweed suit, by J.R. Dale & Co., British, 1896-1905. Tailor made suits were smart, practical and versatile outfits. The warm, durable tweed from which this suit is made suggests that it was worn for country walks and travelling.

Woman's brown and green tweed suit; c.1900, J.R. Dale & Co.

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Rust-colored silk velvet, satin, faille, taffeta, and brocade day dress (back), by Mme. Lambele de St. Omer, American (New York), ca. 1891-92. Smith College Historic Clothing.

Rust-colored silk velvet, satin, faille, taffeta, and brocade day dress (front), by Mme. Lambele de St. Omer, American (New York), ca. 1891-92. Smith College Historic Clothing.

Ornate wedding bodice (white silk taffeta, satin, and tulle with silk embroidery and silver mesh, rhinestone, pearl, and silver cording embellishment), by Weeks, American (Chicago), 1896. Worn as part of ensemble (with inner bodice, skirt, stockings, shoes, and wreath) by Florence Sanger Pullman for her wedding to Frank Orren Lowden on April 29, 1896.

Bodice :: Costume and Textile Collection

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Embroidered ivory silk satin evening dress, by House of Drécoll, Austrian, ca. 1897.

Black and ivory silk chiffon evening dress, by House of Drécoll, Austrian, ca. 1890.

Cotton gauze day dress with jet trim and lace cuffs and collar, ca. 1895. Sadira's Vintage/ebay

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

Dotted cotton day dress with lace and silk ribbon trim, ca. 1890s.

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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Eggplant silk brocade and velvet dress, American, 1890s. San Diego History Center.

Dark red silk moiré winter walking or reception/day dress, 1891-95.

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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Silk and lace shirtwaist, American, ca. 1895.

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.