Sartorial Facts and Fashions of the Early 1890s
Author: Whife, A.A.
Source: Costume, The Costume Society Spring Conference, 1968 , pp. 16-20(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:It is true to say that the concluding decade of the nineteenth century was a rather nondescript period so far as clothes were concerned. There was little in the way of fashion innovation – in either the masculine or the feminine sphere. Indeed, there had been but few basic changes in the style and cut of clothes for men and women in the latter part of the 1880s, a period in which a certain severity of dress was to be found. The comparatively small ranges of materials and the somewhat restricted variety of their patterns may well have contributed to this. Greys, blues and browns – mostly in plain design and of darkish shade – were almost universal at that time.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1968-03-01