Thanks so much -- this is so neat!! We are now the blue jeans and sweat
pants society -- hmmmmm. We call it comfort; but I call it lazy... (smile)
Best Regards, Nancee
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Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 3:24 PM
Subject: [IALUCAS] Fashion - 1871
this little tidbit came my way because I was searching for an obit in
Nashville Journal (Nashville, Washington County, Illinois). I thought it
interesting enough to copy for all......
March 1871 - Nashville Journal – FASHION NOTES
Hoop skirts are growing smaller.
The inevitable over-skirt still goes on.
The glove muff is neither useful nor ornamental.
The material this season for ladies out-doors suits is velveteen.
Pearl ornaments for brides are gradually superceding diamonds.
A sealskin overcoat was sold last month on Broadway fro four hundred
Nilsson collars, of fine lace, worn over light ribbons, are considered
Kid gloves, of heavy textures, are worn by sensible women for the
Nothing but the script style is in vogue for wedding invitations and
Very beautiful articles in lace are now made without any ground. No
work is used.
The stylish slipper for gentlemen is made of fine black cloth, with a
light embroidery in gold.
Chinchilla, beaver and melton overcoats are made sacque shape, and
small velvet collars.
English weddings and breakfast parties find favor among our people,
will be numerous this season.
Flat gold opera chains are one of the latest holiday novelties
by jewellers. Pretty, but rather expensive.
Very useful and convenient is the new invention just patented – a wire
spring to hold ladies' veils to their bonnets.
High-heeled boots for ladies are still the fashion, although they are
made somewhat broader and have metallic tips.
German lace caps are worn in the morning by young married ladies. They
are jaunty, stylish, and generally becoming.
"King William" overcoats have been introduced in this city and in
They have a deep circular cape and collar.
"Jennie June", who is authority on fashions, says: – "No lady will
promenade or appear on the street without a trail to her dress." Jennie is
The very latest idea of ultra-fashionable ladies is to have their
and shoes padded at the instep, so as to give the foot, at that
and graceful curve.
Jewellers say that etruscan gold ornaments are more pepular this
than ever. For gentlemen's studs nothing else is allowed except
when diamond studs may be worn.
Ladies' fur slippers imitate ferret, fox easel, and other small heads.
The tip of the foot is the nose, (made of black satin), two enamel eyes
out on either side and there is a pretty bow on the instep. These
no heels and are lined with quilted satin.
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