Day dress (back), 1901-1902, from the Minnesota Historical Society.

hoop-skirts-and-corsets

Two-piece natural colored linen dress with green silk underslip. Linen fabric purchased in Cuba by donor and dress constructed by the Misses Leonard, St. Paul dressmakers.  1901-1902

Two-piece natural colored linen dress with green silk underslip. Linen fabric purchased in Cuba by donor and dress constructed by the Misses Leonard, St.

SILK AFTERNOON DRESS with CORDED TRIM and TASSELS, c. 1896

SILK AFTERNOON DRESS with CORDED TRIM and TASSELS, c. rust ottoman having boned bodice with tucked upper sleeve trimmed in fancy black cord loops with knots and tassels, skirt having decorated front panel, hem bound in black velvet, glazed cotton lining.

Suit, Raudnitz and Co.-Huet and Chéruit, 1905. Wool, silk, cotton. Metropolitan Museum of Art

1905 Suit, Raudnitz and Co.-Huet and Chéruit. Wool, silk, and cotton. Via Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Early 20th century heavy silk walking suit. Dress and jacket of natural ottoman lavishly trimmed with black piped scallops, 84 self buttons, blue Chinese figural embroidered silk.

Dress and jacket of natural ottoman lavishly trimmed with black piped scallops, 84 self buttons, blue Chinese figural embroidered silk.

Dress    c.1890's Whitaker Auctions.     Like something my Great-Grandmother had on. In a photo I have!

gray faille silk high-neck gown, boned bodice with pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Sleeves have two puffs, front and back. Undecorated silk skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band.

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Brown cotton sateen, cotton floss, soutache cord, and tape. Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology

A tranformation for the waist style introduced by designer Paul Poiret; from S shape in the left side to R shaple in the right side. It released the women waist, make them more confortable but not loosing their femiline look

A tranformation for the waist style introduced by designer Paul Poiret; from S shape in the left side to R shaple in the right side. It released the women waist, make them more confortable but not loosing their femiline look

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