Day dress, circa 1900. Rough cream-colored silk. Blouse has high lace neck w/black binding, lace inserts w/black bias binding at elbows, and 2 vertical stripes on bodice and horizontal band on skirt. Envelope-type decorations at front blouse and back skirt close on waistband w/black-covered button details. Black bias binding at turn-back cuffs, waistband, and neck. Kauri Museum, Matakohe, via NZ Museums.
Afternoon dress, G. Giuseffi Ladies' Tailoring Co., Missouri, ca. Silk shantung with short-sleeved, Eton-like jacket and ecru silk georgette blouse. Dress has surplice bodice and girdled waist with ankle-length skirt that fits smoothly over hip.