~This lovely 1918 beaded crepe party dress shows the very beginnings of the flapper fashions of the 1920s~

~This lovely 1918 beaded crepe party dress shows the very beginnings of the flapper fashions of the 1920s~

More fashion that was around the year of 1918. These are a variety of gowns that were filled throughout the 1910's. They are symmetrical, sinched in a-line gowns.

More fashion that was around the year of 1918. These are a variety of gowns that were filled throughout the 1910's. They are symmetrical, sinched in a-line gowns.

Edwardian Fashion 1900 to 1920 :: 1904 Abiti Antichi image by charleybrown77 - Photobucket

Edwardian Fashion 1900 to 1920 :: 1904 Abiti Antichi image by charleybrown77 - Photobucket

Cream crochet lace dress, c. 1900. Collection of Fashion Museum Bath, via @Fashion_Museum on Twitter.

Cream crochet lace dress, c. 1900. Collection of Fashion Museum Bath, via @Fashion_Museum on Twitter.

Pleated silk Delphos dress, possibly c. 1918, by Mariano Fortuny. From the collections of the Charleston Museum

Pleated silk Delphos dress, possibly c. 1918, by Mariano Fortuny. From the collections of the Charleston Museum

Suit, Marshall and Snelgrove Ltd (retailer): ca. 1916-1918, English, silk taffeta, chiffon, machine-made net frill, lined with silk, silk braid, boned, petersham.

Walking costume

Suit, Marshall and Snelgrove Ltd (retailer): ca. 1916-1918, English, silk taffeta, chiffon, machine-made net frill, lined with silk, silk braid, boned, petersham.

Two-piece burgundy wool suit, 1908.  Ethnology and Textiles blog, Museum of Texas Tech Univ.: "During the Victorian and Georgian periods, certain elements seen on military uniforms were reworked into women’s fashion, especially on women’s riding habits and coats. Occasionally, woman’s fashionable garments, such as this two-piece burgundy wool suit, adopted a few military elements like frog closers, chevrons on the sleeves, and a particular style of jacket."

Two-piece burgundy wool suit, 1908. Ethnology and Textiles blog, Museum of Texas Tech Univ.: "During the Victorian and Georgian periods, certain elements seen on military uniforms were reworked into women’s fashion, especially on women’s riding habits and coats. Occasionally, woman’s fashionable garments, such as this two-piece burgundy wool suit, adopted a few military elements like frog closers, chevrons on the sleeves, and a particular style of jacket."

Evening gown, ca. 1918-1920. Sheer, off- white, floral design on bottom half of skirt: pinks, green, yellow blue and gold. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota

Evening gown, ca. 1918-1920. Sheer, off- white, floral design on bottom half of skirt: pinks, green, yellow blue and gold. Goldstein Museum of Design, Univ. of Minnesota

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