Monday, April 4, 2011

Edwardian Era Fashion Plate - October 1902 The Delineator

Edwardian Era Fashion Plate - October 1902 The Delineator

Figure 151G - Ladies' Waist and Skirt
A charming gown suitable for afternoon teas, receptions, etc., is here shown in turquoise-blue silk bearing a conventional design, white silk and mousseline, narrow black velvet ribbon, applique lace and chiffon ruffling edged with judy trimming being used to trim. The bodice has an odd feature in the jaquette that shapes a point in front. It blouses over a velvet belt, and a pointed yoke striped with the velvet ribbon is introduced. A centre-back closing is arranged, and the sleeves have voluminous puffs confined by bands. A straight collar completes the neck, the application of the trimming giving the effect of the yoke and collar being in one.

Tunic skirts are once more to the fore, and a smart exponent of prevailing styles is here depicted. The skirt proper is of the five-gored flare order in frou-frou effect at the lower edge and having narrow circular flounces. It has a habit back and is in sweep length only. The tunic or upper skirt is in five gores, and the lower edge is cut in points, prettily revealing the flounces.

A stylish reproduction would be in silver-gray nun's-veiling, over a foundation of white or self-colored taffeta. The jaquette might be of Renaissance lace, and a fold of blue panne at the top of the collar would be pretty. Albatross, voile, satin Liberty, Louisine, foulard and fancy silks and silk-and-wool fabrics are advised, with trimmings of fancy braid, motifs of Arabe or Irish lace, judy ruches, etc.

Figure 152G Ladies' Waist and Skirt
French broadcloth in a shade known as antique pink contrasts prettily with a yoke of white silk striped with narrow black velvet ribbon in this gown. The skirt is five-gored and is tucked at the lower part, where it joins the flounce, the latter being of circular shaping with similar tucks. The habit back may close with buttons or with a placket and seam. A five-gored foundation supports the mode.

Drop yokes are again in style, and a chic mode is introduced at this figure. The yoke is encircled with rows of the velvet ribbon and is connected with the lower part of the waist by a shallow yoke covered with folds of the material. The waist is gathered in front and pouches stylishly, while a centre-back closing is arranged. The sleeves have fold-covered caps in apparent continuation of the shallow yoke and droop stylishly over similar folds. A straight collar trimmed to accord with the yoke is at the neck, and the girdle belt is also covered with folds. Provision is made in the pattern for low neck and three-quarter length sleeves.

Pale-blue cloth with a yoke of panne elaborated with medallions of Irish lace given a stylish reproduction of the mode. A black Chantilly net gown made up in this way would be charming for evening wear. A foundation of white taffeta gives character, and a sash of black chiffon may be worn.

Crepe de Chine would make a pretty gown.

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