Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, by Worth, also made in 1898 (below). Photos via the Irenebrination blog.

Portrait of Edith Kingdon Gould, by Chartran, 1898 (above), showing the sitter wearing a red velvet evening gown, by Worth, also made in 1898 (below). Photos via the Irenebrination blog.

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Dress, 1890s. Two-piece gray silk faille. Boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Back chiffon insert with cream tape lace. Sleeves puffed front and back, ruffled collar with back bow, ruffled cuff. Skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band. Whitaker Auctions.

Dress, 1890s. Two-piece gray silk faille. Boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Back chiffon insert with cream tape lace. Sleeves puffed front and back, ruffled collar with back bow, ruffled cuff. Skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band. Whitaker Auctions.

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woman in black and white with sleeves of doom (1890's)
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• Carrdia fashion...epitomizes Shayleen's apparel when working. (SDVDW: 1890s-1905 Gibson Girl Era Clothing Links)

• Carrdia fashion...epitomizes Shayleen's apparel when working. (SDVDW: 1890s-1905 Gibson Girl Era Clothing Links)

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Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay

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Dress Date: 1891–92 Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk Accession Number: C.I.62.36.3a, b

Dress Date: 1891–92 Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk Accession Number: C.I.62.36.3a, b

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Dress Date: 1891–92 Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk Accession Number: C.I.62.36.3a, b

Dress Date: 1891–92 Culture: American Medium: cotton, silk Accession Number: C.I.62.36.3a, b

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Two-piece walking dress ca. 1892–94. Tobacco-colored taffeta trimmed with black taffeta mechanical lace. Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace via Europeana Fashion

Two-piece walking dress ca. 1892–94. Tobacco-colored taffeta trimmed with black taffeta mechanical lace. Costume Gallery of the Pitti Palace via Europeana Fashion

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