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The Evolution of Women's Workwear Through the Decades

The Evolution of Women's Workwear - There are a few problems with this (like the obvious descriptions of what everyone is wearing), but over all the images are great and they provide an interesting look at the evolution of fashion in a specific type of setting.

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Silk evening dress, c. 1820 (detail) | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, New York

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c. 1856; Pink taffeta child's dress covered with coarse stiff pink muslin, with short sleeves and low neck.

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Woman's evening dress in three parts about 1865

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Silk wedding dress with ruched self-trim (front, with short-sleeved bodice), by House of Pingat, French, 1866-68.

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Petticoat Date: 1855–65 Culture: American Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CB: 41 1/2 in. (105.4 cm) Credit Line: Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Edward Haynes, 1950 Accession Number: 2009.300.768

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Two-piece walking dress ca. late 1890s. Pale green silk faille. Boned bodice lined in green cotton with faux gemstone braid in front & around sleeves & cuffs. Contrasting lace forms placket, collar, & cuffs. Iridescent 2-tone silk organza outlines back seams and defines jacket edge. Fastens front with hooks & bars. Skirt lined in glazed cotton and constructed with gored sections & stroked pleats at center back. More braid & bow on front skirt. Fastens with substantial hooks & bars…

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