Winter costume of plaid wool fabric 1906. Le costume moderne.

Winter costume, Bolero, Bodice Skirt, Plastron, passementerie, Fin de siècle,
Winter costume of plaid wool in 1906.

Winter costume of plaid wool fabric in 1906.

Short Bolero, iris clip opens with a short-west part with silk borders. Plastron with tie and embroidery. Bodice Skirt with gating on devant. Clasps at the hem Passementerie. Sleeves arranged in the supplying up tucks. Complete with bright cloth tulip.

(German original description)
Winter Toilette, Kostüm aus kariertem Wollstoff.
Kurzer Bolero, Blendenspange öffnet sich über einem kurzen Westenteil mit Seidenborten besetzt. Plastron mit Krawatte und Stickereiumschlag. Miederrock mit westenartigem Anschnitt lässt ein Devantteil sehen. Am Säume Paten mit Passementeriespangen. Ärmel in nach oben ausbringenden Biesen geordnet. Mit heller Tuchstulpe abgeschlossen.
II. Arrangement: Kostüm mit kurzem Bolero und Pattendevant. Dreifacher Schulterkragen mit Sammetrevers. Ärmelpuff mit Spange und Volantabschluss. Miederrock mit Volantstreifen und Börtchenverzierung am Saume.
III. Arrangement: Geschlossener, leicht eingefalteter Bolero mit Blendeneinfassung. Plastron mit Sammetpattenbesatz. Ärmel mit geteilter Stulpe und Sammetecke besetzt. Knöpfe am Schluss. Miederrock mit sich schneidenden, gesteppten Blenden besetzt, die auch pattenförmig garniert sind.

Tags: Sans-Ventre-line. Straight-fronted corset. Edwardian fashion era, Belle Époque, The Gibson Girl, Art nouveau period.

RelatedThe origin of the Corset. A Book of Modes and Costumes.

Source: Le costume moderne. Journal illustré de modes. Specialist journal for the entire women’s costume compartment. Published by C. Heinemann, Berlin 1906.


Note:  Rondeau Model of Peau de Gant. Paris Spring season 1913.

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