Today's Fashions October 1900

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The decided or conventional dip at the top and the round or short-sweep length at the bottom continue to characterize the most approved skirts.

A new eleven-gored flare skirt has an inverted box-plait at the back and shallow plaits in the lower part of the side seams.

The dip at the top may be decided or conventional, as preferred, and the skirt may be in round or short-sweep length at the bottom.

This mode is known as the "morning-glory skirt." It is especially adaptable for narrow-width materials.

Scarf fronts tied over the removable chemisette, and a sailor collar, are points of interest in a new blouse or shirt-waist that may be made with or without a lining or bust-stay.

The mode is known as the knotted surplice waist and will be especially becoming to slight, graceful figures.

An unusually graceful mode is embodied in a new five-gored skirt with short sweep, flared at the bottom and having an inverted box-plait at the back.

A narrow side-gore and slightly circular band flounce are other interesting features. Either the conventional or decided dip at the top may be used to accentuate the fashionable long waist.

A stylish seven-gored skirt flares gracefully at the bottom, the effect being achieved by an inverted box-plait at the lower part of each side seam and an inverted double box-plait at the back.

The mods may be in round or short-sweep length at the bottom and have either the decided or conventional dip at the top, as preferred.

A front-gore extending to the belt and two circular portions seamed to a yoke at the sides and back are unique features in another new skirt that closes at the left side. The decided or conventional dip at the top and the short-sweep or round length may characterize this mode.

Fanciful draped fronts and a stretched back draped at the top characterize a new bodice or blouse that may be made with high or low neck and with full-length or elbow sleeves. All-over lace and soft fabrics are suited for the development of this charming mode.

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The tucked skirts are admirably suited for soft light-weight materials. A new mode consists of a five-gored foundation skirt and a five-gored tucked skirt with either the decided or conventional dip at the top and in round or short-sweep length at the bottom.

A divided equestrian skirt, known as the cross-saddle riding skirt, is overlapped in front, and each side is in one piece. The mode is designed for riding astride.

A new two-piece costume consists of an Eton jacket, that may be worn open or closed and made with either a standing or Robespierre collar, and a seven-gored skirt that flares at the bottom and may be in short-sweep or round length. The fashionable (lip at the top may be decided or conventional.

A stylish bodice or basque-waist with stretched back is made fanciful by bolero fronts and the quaint "1850" sleeve, though the plain sleeve finished at the bottom with a flare cuff may be used.

A yoke-bolero in scalloped outline at the bottom and the fronts rolled back to form revers are distinguishing features in a basque-waist or bodice that has the dip at the bottom to accentuate the waist-line. The close-fitting sleeves are oddly completed with a puff at the wrist.

Either plain or fancy sleeves may be used in a blouse emphasized by a square yoke back and front. This simple mode closes at the left side.

A charming evening blouse is made with the neck V in front and round at the back and outlined with a shaped bertha, and elbow sleeves completed with a full puff.

The full fronts in a new shirt-waist are tucked at the top to simulate a pointed yoke, and there are three clusters of tucks at the center of the back; bishop sleeves complete the stylish mode.

An approved shirtwaist has a whole smooth back and becomingly full bloused fronts dipped at the bottom. The close-fitting sleeves are finished with soft-rolled cuffs.

The loose box-coat will remain popular, and a new example of the mode is made with fly front, while the sleeves may be in Raglan or conventional style. Patch pockets add distinguishing features to the coat.

A fashionable new long coat that may be made in either of two lengths is characterized by Raglan sleeves with rolling cuffs, and a high flare collar. The double-breasted loose fronts are rolled back at the top in wide revers.

"Fashions of To-Day" in The Delineator, Paris-London-New York-Toronto: The Butterick Publishing Co. Ltd., Vol. LVI, No. 4, October 1900, p. 437.

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