Women's Fashion Accessories 1880s-1930s
Articles carried rather than worn (such as purses), worn on a single part of the body and easily removed (scarves), worn purely for adornment (jewelry), or parts of a costume (sleeves), are considered clothing accessories rather than clothing, except for shoes. Lace has its own section within Women's Clothing at GG Archives.
It is in the popular coat-sleeve shape, with seams at the outside and inside of the arm. The upper part is covered to the elbow with a full puff, which is gathered at its upper and lower edges, rises high above the shoulder and droops gracefully over its joining to the sleeve.
As the season has advanced the materials have taken on a softer and more pliable quality, until now even cloth and velvet have acquired the suppleness of chiffon. Heavy, stiff fabrics are impossible to the flowing lines of the present styles.
There is scarcely any limit to the number of beautiful devices for adorning the Autumn gown, and in their selection and disposition there is a wide field for the exercise of natural taste.