Vintage Fashions - Ladies' Afternoon Toilette - 1900
FIGURE No. 208 T.—This comprises a Ladies'
coat and skirt, and is illustrated on page 590. The coat pattern, which is No. 4521 and costs 9d. or 20 cents, is in seven
sizes for ladies from thirty to forty-two inches, bust measure, and is also shown on page 602.
The skirt pattern, which is No. 4487 and costs Is. or 25 cents, is in nine sizes from tweuty to thirty-six inches, waist measure, and is again portrayed on page 613.
This toilette is of fashionable cut and appropriate for dressy or general wear, according to the material employed. Black velvet was here used for the coat, in combination with chinchilla, and the skirt is developed in a fashionable shade of light cloth, with a decoration of black braid. The coat is known as the St. Petersburg blouse and possesses many attractive features, one of which is the fanciful peplum.
The fronts, which are turned back to form round-cornered revers, are shaped to give the fashionable long effect from shoulder to bust, and a high flare collar finishes the neck. Round cuffs contribute to the attractiveness of the sleeves, which are fashionably full, and a belt crossing in front encircles the waist.
The skirt is a circular mode with a scolloped circular flounce set on at the foot and is in short-sweep length, but may be fashioned in round length, if liked. It is made with the popular dip at the top and has fulness at the back laid in an in verted box-plait.
Velours would develop a handsome coat, and the skirt may be of silk, with ruchings or appliqué trimming for decoration.