Fashions on Titanic - 1912
Three Fashions on the Titanic. The Illustratged London News (May 1912) p, 714, 764, 794. GGA Image ID # 102bcc2a6d
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- For Spring Days - This dress is of smooth-faced cloth, lightly draped on both skirt and coursage. The blouse is of lace and muslin. (25 May 1912 p. 794)
- A Charming Costume in Striped Silk. This dress is trimmed with buttona and hoope. the neck being finiahed with a lace collar edged with a velvet band. (11 May 1912 p. 714)
- A Frock for Afternoon. This charming dress is composed of plain and figured tafetas. (18 May 1912 p. 764)
The unique feature of these white muslins are knitted or crocheted waist-belts, as gay and glaring and many-colored as Joseph's famous coat. No tints and no brilliant contrasts of color are considered too daring to enliven an all-white gown.
A Charming Costume in Striped Silk. This dress is trimmed with buttons and hoops, the neck being finished with a lace collar edged with a velvet band. The Illustrated London News (11 May 1912) p. 714. GGA Image ID # 102b3442f3
A Dress For Spring Days. This dress in of smooth-faced cloth, lightly draped on both skirt and corsage. The blouse is of lace and muslin. The Illustrated London News (25 May 1912) p. 794. GGA Image ID # 102b8e3054
One color that invariably holds its own in popularity, especially in the springtime of the year, is white. The smart Parisian houses have an unusually attractive stock of embroidered white muslins and Broderie Anglaise gowns, made for the most part with a most beautiful, if not especially exciting simplicity.
Some of the extravagant gowns of this description are so lavishly embroidered, by the hand of course, as to be perfect works of art, scarce a square inch being without its share of delicate and intricate artistry.
Some models also indulge in little buttons or the daintiest imaginable flowers in bright wool as an additional trimming. But, contrariwise, a few adorned with somber black head fringe and buttons of cut jet have been seen. Many of the smartest models are being made with quite long sleeves.
A Frock For Afternoon . This charming dress is composed of plain and figured taffetas. The Illustrated London News (18 May 1912) p. 764. GGA Image ID # 102ba920f3
A Handsome Dinner-Gown – The corsage and train an of fine lace, with chiffon sleeves and reveres of darker satin. The light chiffon skirt has a drapery of darker chiffon, embroidered with gold beads. The Illustrated London News (15 June 1912) p. 916. GGA Image iD # 102bc81f9c
"Ladies' Page," in The Illustrated London News, May 1912, p, 714, 764, 784, 794 and 15 June 1912, p. 916