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Fashion from the Late 1800s to the Early 1900s

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Savanah Pesch

on 11 November 2014

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Fashion from The Late 1800's to early 1900's
BY: Savanah Pesch
1840 to 1850
During this time, the Gothic era arrived and colors shifted to darker tones.
Sleeves lost their fullness and became more fitted, and skirt hems lowered and drug the floor.
They also wore petticoats and a plethora of undergarments.
Generally, their necklines were worn high during the day and wide in the evening.

1850 to 1860
Skirts were expanded to their maximum size, and women wore cage crinoline or hoops to provide relief from the weight of petticoats.
The hoops could be seen on maids, the middle class, and shop girls because they were worn universally.
1860 to 1870
This was the era of the skirts.
In the 1860s the bodice waste became slightly shorter, and sleeves got more narrow with a fitted wrist and little width in the elbow.
The hoop went from being round to an oval by 1864.
By 1868, the big, soft, high, and very draped bustle skirt was in, and popular for eight years.
Evening necklines were emphasized by collars with ruffles or lace.

1870 to 1880
Day bodices had high necklines and fitted sleeves that had pleated or ruffled cuffs at the wrists.
The new evening look was three-quarter sleeves with a square necklines.
In 1876, the amount of skirt drapery got even more complex. The bustle foundation got very small and the hoop was still worn, but mostly to keep the masses of fabric off of the ground, and away from the feet.
Fabrics were light in color and weighed less as well.
1880 to 1890
Popular demand brought back the bustle in 1883, but it had a few changes... it was now had a narrower width and was placed lower.
Now dresses were studier but made with heavier fabrics like wool, satin and velvet.
Colors were darker with lots of greens, deep wine, navy blue, and black.
Cotton and linen were used in the summer.
Drapery is now harder and more rigid than in the 1870s.

1880 was the decade of severely tight and restrictive corsetry that was worn under dressed with long bodices, tight sleeves and high necks.
Skirts were always layered and draped, often with an apron and a trained back. Pleating was everywhere, both in skirt construction and trimming.
Dresses could weigh from 15 to 20 pounds!
1890 to 1900
In 1889, the bustle began to fade. By 1891, just a small pad remained. The gathers at the back of the skirt remained until 1900.
Sleeves ballooned into proportions never seen before and reached their height in 1896.
Melon an balloon were two of the names given to this sleeve.
Skirts were flared and gored, even circular.
Evening dresses often had elbow length sleeves.
By 1896, sleeves reduced in size and skirts were slim over the hips.
1900 to 1910
The Victorian era drew to it's close and skirts for day and night both had trains. The skirt was still slim at the hip with pleating.
Newer decorations were added like large and small tucks, hem ruffles, buttons, and lace.
1910 to 1920
More radical styles like the lampshade skirt were in.
Skirt hems rose to the ankle.
Other popular styles were the bat-wing sleeves, over-drapes and flying panel skirts.
Preferred fabrics were satin, taffeta, chiffon, an lightweight silks with washable cottons to ease hot summers.
What the Men Wore
The 1870s was the Victorian era for men.
The top hat was very popular at this time, therefore men were not seen outdoors without them on.

Men's Victorian waistcoats or vests were often designed double-breasted. For morning wear, the double-breasted waistcoats had the turnovers covered with quilted silk.
In the evening, vests were straight form without a collar or shawl, opened low, and richly embroidered down the edges of the opening.

Sleeves were neatly the same width as the elbow and wrist, and they were made with cuffs which were at times covered with velvet.
Victorian trousers were medium width and had fitting legs.
During the 19th century men retained the white waistcoat and black tail-coat and trousers of the early 19th century for evening wear. For day, they wore a frock coat with straight trousers, a short waistcoat and a shirt with a high stiff collar. The single-or double-breasted frock coat fit closely to the torso and had a waist seam.
Cage crinoline
1860 evening gown
1880 day gown
Balloon sleeves!
< Dresses with trains >
Lampshade skirt
Bat-wing sleeves
The End!
is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a womens dress.
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