Kimono-style tea gown, c.1905 Elegant tea gowns were worn by society ladies in their homes before dinner. They could relax with loosened corsets hidden under the flowing designs. When Orientalism swept the fashion world, loose Eastern garments were adapted to be worn as tea gowns. Many were imported and sold by Liberty & Co. in London.
Now, you've got to admit...this is an absolutely gorgeous profile! Sometimes I wish we could still wear these fashions today. But I wouldn't want to have to wear the corsets necessary to achieve this look!
Blue wedding dress with white corset and underskirt. A three-piece wedding dress of blue watered silk and trimmed with lace. Its skirt is box-pleated at the sides and gathered at the back under the overskirt shaped like a continuation of the bodice. The corset is made of white ribbed cotton and has a glazed finished. The opening is placed at the center front with two busks of thick whalebone which close with three engraved metal keyhole and stud fastenings.