Tailored walking suit ca. late 1890s. Front wild mussel shell button, velvet facing on collar, puffy sleeves at shoulders, slight padding at chest, shaped and fitted through bodice. Pink silk satin lining. Skirt with hook & eye closure, with gores & narrow waistband. Carolyn Forbes Textiles/ebay
Dress, 1890s. Two-piece gray silk faille. Boned bodice covered in pleated black chiffon with sequins and crystal beads. Back chiffon insert with cream tape lace. Sleeves puffed front and back, ruffled collar with back bow, ruffled cuff. Skirt lined in polished cotton with velvet hem band. Whitaker Auctions.