Engraving of outdoor dress designed by Maison Worth, Paris
A. Sandoz & Derbier (engraved); The Lady's Newspaper (published)
17 August 1895
Museum no. PP.7.C-E
This engraving, illustrating stylish outdoor dresses, designed at Maison Worth, Paris was published by The Queen, The Lady's Newspaper, on 17 August 1895. Both women wear the fashionable ideal of mid 1890s dress. They are both dressed in tightly corseted, fitted bodices with high collars and exaggerated leg of mutton sleeves. The silhouette emphasises a voluminous and horizontal collar line.
Their skirts are long but moulded at the hips in an A-line shape, contrasting with the massive skirts and bustles of previous decades. Their hair is piled high on top of their heads and their elaborately trimmed hats sit high and straight.