Sunday, June 3, 2012

Edwardian Era Ladies' Dresses - December 1901 The Delineator

Edwardian Era Ladies' Dresses - December 1901 The Delineator Dinner and Reception Gowns Figure 232B - This illustrates a Ladies' dress. Charming simplicity marks this gown, for which back crepe de Chine was chosen in combination with jetted lace, rows of ribbon of graduated widths and narrow ruffles of the crepe de Chine. The waist is in low, rounding outline at the top, a short distance from which a ruffle of the material is arranged so that with the jetted lace it suggests a bertha. A closing is made at the back with small buttons, and the front blouses with becoming fulness. The cap sleeves are circularly shaped, and a ribbon belt describes the dip. An inverted box-plait takes up the fulness at the back of the five-gored skirt, and a graduated, circular flounce is added. Several narrow ruffles arranged on the flounce near the bottom give a fluffy effect. The skirt is adapted for sweep or round length, and the box-plait at the back may be replaced by gathers. The bodice may be made with high, round or square Dutch neck, and full-length or elbow sleeves may be employed. White embroidered mousseline de soie will evolve a handsome evening gown, with medallions of black lace on white-edged black chiffon. A sash of black chiffon would be a pretty adjunct. Nile-green Louisine with appliques of point Venise lace, or black dotted net over white taffeta will make a smart gown, and bows of black velvet and Liberty silk ruffles will be dainty as garniture. Figure 233B - A bodice and skirt for ladies are shown at this figure. Tucks are employed in the decoration of this waist, which is low and square at the neck where it is outlined by a shallow bertha. The fronts puff out prettily and are tucked at the top and bottom, while the back is tucked to suggest a girdle. A closing is arranged at the left side. Tucked sleeves are also introduced, terminating in a puff at the elbow. A crush belt of panne velvet is worn, and the material employed in the development was Nile-green Lansdowne with self-colored dots. Cream lace applique was applied on the bertha. The skirt is also of the Lansdowne, trimmed to match the bodice. It is circular and has a graduated flounce of similar shaping, while the back is in habit style. The mode is uitable for sweep or round length and introduces the fashionable dip. Pale-yellow taffeta will make up well in this gown, and the indispensable touch of black may be introduced in a chou of chiffon at the left of the corsage. Crepe de Chine, mousseline both plain and dotted, and the various new silks are appropriate, and a ribbon belt may be used.

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