Popular beginning in 1902.
Basic skirt and blouse sets traditionally worn by working women, shopkeepers, florists, secretaries and housewives. The seven-gore skirt made of one flat front panel and three pairs of increasingly long triangular panels was the standard garment of the time.
This style again features fastening on the left side hidden by the blousing of the over layer. And, in this case, the lovely smocking that occurs on the neck front. The fastening is set in the lining under the smocking and at the waist on the left where the bloused fabric is gathered to the under-structure. The lining fastens along the center front with hook and eye tape.
The full sleeves reflect the fashions of the late 1890‘s and the revival of the leg of mutton sleeve. While not quite as full, the sleeve cups use the same smocking as the neckline to create the fullness popular in this style. These blouses remained in style until World War One.
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