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Day dress, Latvian, ca. 1905. Silk taffeta.Two pieces, gray-blue. Swiss National Museum

Day dress, Latvian, ca. 1905. Silk taffeta.Two pieces, gray-blue. Swiss National Museum

Gray wool day dress with velvet inserts, ca. 1903. Smith College Historic Clothing: "The shape of this 2-piece day ensemble was formed by a straight front corset with a long center front bask bone that pushes the hips back and thrusts the bosom forward. ... The skirt flares out at the hem. Even the sleeves undulate from tight to full to tight again. This shape is reflected in the new style of art, l'Art Nouveau, and even the original shape of the Coca Cola bottle."

Gray wool day dress with velvet inserts, ca. 1903. Smith College Historic Clothing: "The shape of this 2-piece day ensemble was formed by a straight front corset with a long center front bask bone that pushes the hips back and thrusts the bosom forward. ... The skirt flares out at the hem. Even the sleeves undulate from tight to full to tight again. This shape is reflected in the new style of art, l'Art Nouveau, and even the original shape of the Coca Cola bottle."

Afternoon dress, two pieces, of blue silk damask with woven diamond motifs in pale yellow. Imitation Valenciennes bobbin lace; belt. Bodice lined in beige cotton, skirt in blue silk. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

Afternoon dress, two pieces, of blue silk damask with woven diamond motifs in pale yellow. Imitation Valenciennes bobbin lace; belt. Bodice lined in beige cotton, skirt in blue silk. Mode Museum, Antwerp, via Europeana Fashion

Braidwood or Sydney, Australia, ca. 1908-12. Black silk satin lace. Boned fitted inner bodice w/full-length sleeves; outer bodice (magyar style, slightly looser fit), w/elbow-length sleeves. Bodice has V-shaped front back section enclosing heavily embroidered cotton net lace. Same lace on lower sleeves collar. Simpler lace design on over-bodice. High boned collar. A-line skirt (replica) w/shorter, shaped hemline lace skirt on top. Griffith Pioneer Park Museum via Australian Dress Register

Braidwood or Sydney, Australia, ca. 1908-12. Black silk satin lace. Boned fitted inner bodice w/full-length sleeves; outer bodice (magyar style, slightly looser fit), w/elbow-length sleeves. Bodice has V-shaped front back section enclosing heavily embroidered cotton net lace. Same lace on lower sleeves collar. Simpler lace design on over-bodice. High boned collar. A-line skirt (replica) w/shorter, shaped hemline lace skirt on top. Griffith Pioneer Park Museum via Australian Dress Register

Evening gown, 1882  This two piece dress may have been worn as a wedding gown or was part of a trousseau. It is made of gold-color silk satin, and the bodice is boned with deep points front and back. It has a laced center front closing with elbow length sleeves. The deep "U" neckline is filled with ecru lace and embroidered net, and has fringed ruching.

Evening gown, 1882 This two piece dress may have been worn as a wedding gown or was part of a trousseau. It is made of gold-color silk satin, and the bodice is boned with deep points front and back. It has a laced center front closing with elbow length sleeves. The deep "U" neckline is filled with ecru lace and embroidered net, and has fringed ruching.

Day dress, ca. 1889-90. Blue-gray silk. Boned bodice has high neck and front button closure. Skirt slightly draped in front. Short train. Brightwells

Day dress, ca. 1889-90. Blue-gray silk. Boned bodice has high neck and front button closure. Skirt slightly draped in front. Short train. Brightwells

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