Hobble-style tea gown, circa 1913 (back.) One-piece dress fashioned from various laces including Val, torchon, and embroidered net. The skirt panels are embroidered with flower baskets. Wide pink brocade silk sash.
Wool tweed day dress with silk crepe and silk velvet decoration, 1894-95. The huge sleeves, ruffled bodice front, and wide skirt create an optical illusion, making the waist seem extra tiny. While this waist is quite small (21 1/2 inches) it is not out of proportion for the petite woman (about 5 feet) who wore it.
This youthful cape evokes the highly feminine fashions of the time. Although it is far more decorative than protective, its bows, fur trim and lace would flatter the wearer's face and enhance the beauty of her overall ensemble