WWI military uniform of the Women's Motor Corps of America, who provided a way for women to participate in the First World War. Taking advantage of the advent of the automobile, women volunteered as drivers and provided transport services at home and abroad. This ensemble, with its Sam Brown belt and leather leggings, emulates the composition of the men's uniform at the time.
Lady Vorkosigan née Vorrutyer, Lord Aral Vorkosigan's first wife. Lady Vorkosigan committed suicide after her two lovers were found dead after fighting an illegal duel. There has always been gossip that the men were killed by her husband
Military Uniform 1918 The Metropolitan Museum of Art “The language of the Naval Reserve Act of 1916 stated that among those eligible to serve were “all persons who may be capable of performing special useful service for coastal defense.” That lack of specificity allowed for the enlistment of women, who began to join the service in 1917. This naval reserve ensemble was worn by a Yeoman (F)—Yeoman (Female)—an enlisted rank popularly called Yeomanette. The rank predomi
Two-piece burgundy wool suit, 1908. During the Victorian and Georgian periods, certain elements seen on military uniforms were reworked into women’s fashion, especially on women’s riding habits and coats. Occasionally, woman’s fashionable garments, such as this two-piece burgundy wool suit, adopted a few military elements like frog closers, chevrons on the sleeves, and a particular style of jacket. Via Ethnology and Textiles blog, Museum of Texas Tech Univ.