1890's evening dress. c.1896 ---shoulders and skirts begin to expand again
The strict rules of Victorian etiquette were demonstrated clearly when females visited the beach. There were no such things as bathing suits, women had to wear long sleeves and a high neck blouse.
when costumes were costumes!
Fashion's evolution continues, as we near the turn of the 20th century fashion as we know it would begin to change in the blink of an eye, as opposed to previous years in which the process was steady but much slower.
Digital Stamp Design: Free Antique Fashion Digital Stamp: 1859 Antique, Victorian Fashion Illustration
Lily Elsie (1886-1962) by Art & Vintage, via Flickr
The London and Paris Ladies’ Magazine of Fashion, 1881.
The Little Lord Fauntleroy Suit. The boy wearing tight knickerbockers with a side sash and white lace collar.