Day dress, ca. Heavy cream-colored linen blend with embroidery, lace, and linen-covered wooden button trim. White net insert with small flowers at neck. Wide skirt, slightly longer in back. Lined bodice. Hook & eye closure in back.
Lilac wool day ensemble, ca. Short jacket with century-style chain-stitched embroidery on collar & cuffs and small embroidered rosettes. Matching skirt with taffeta bands and buttons at hem, a blouse with velvet cuffs, and matching velvet cummerbund.
Embroidered handkerchief linen dress, ca. Embroidery on bodice overlaps lace insertion in some places. High collar with stays on both sides. Large puffy sleeves above embroidered, ruffled cuff. Waistline comprises a series of diamond-shaped panel
Slip - An example of a form of underpinning that combined the petticoat and corset cover into one piece, this example of Belle Époque underwear shows the typical lavishly sewn details common during this period, even for so-called unmentionables
Silk dress, by Mrs. Dunstan, a well-known New York dressmaker. This high-style dress shows some of the typical techniques used in that period, such as the bolero-and-vestee configuration of bodice and over-the-shoulder panels.
SPRIGGED WHITE SILK TEA GOWN, c. 1905 ivory silk w/ large damask dots & brocaded dainty flower sprays, top layer of dotted ivory net, high neck bodice w/ raspberry velvet ribbon trim, skirt w/ gathered net hem flounce.
Circa 1900 Tea Gown: White cotton lawn with high neck of Valenciennes lace and bands in pattern of loops and bows. Another band of polychrome embroidered roses at lower bodice, sleeves, and skirt, which also have scalloped inserts of tucked pink cotton be