Look at the incredible needlework! Two-piece summer dress, Lucile, White cotton organdy embroidered in black and white flowers. Skirt is trimmed in lace and bodice has a shawl collar. Via Meadow Brook Hall Historic Costume Collection, Oakland Univ.
Renfrew Wood, New York, Gray silk chiffon over ivory China silk trimmed w/hand-painted metal shells made to look like freshwater pearls. Upper bodice & sleeves are ivory lace over cream silk. Stand collar down through throat is
Evening dress, made by G. Giuseffi Ladies' Tailoring Company, American, 1910-14. Silk chiffon, silk velvet, silk net, lace, pearls, crystal and mother-of-pearl beads, sequins. Images courtesy of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.