Spring suit of brocaded wool with curved round straw hat, 1892.

German Art nouveau costume. Belle epoque fashion. Women dress 19th century.
Spring suit of brocaded wool. Germany 1892.

Spring suit of brocaded wool. Germany 1892.

The long straight skirt closes with a fold down from. The long, with lapel fitted waist womb, opens on a bright colored vest is closed with small buttons. Bags and Sleeves Patten (cover) are made of silk. Curved round straw hat with rich lace, tape, – and flowers.

Source: Le costume moderne. Journal illustré de modes. Specialist journal for the entire women’s costume compartment. Published by C. Heinemann, Berlin.

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