accommodating religious practices in the workplace - Dating photographs fashion
As an independent consultant, using her in-depth knowledge of fashion history and over 30 years’ accumulated experience of studying historical images, she has personally dated and interpreted many thousands of family photographs, postcards, cartes de viste, cabinet cards and hundreds of oil paintings, portrait miniatures, drawings and silhouettes.
Nonetheless, the stylish women still remained stylish, and women's attire continued to evolve into the small-waisted, high-bustled, fringed, and ruffled designs that characterize the late 19 century.
Early 1860s skirts were still quite full and ample, seen in the image on the left.
They were often gored (sewn together with separate bolts of fabric, rather than one large, pleated piece) to throw them out at the bottom.
Notice how the stripes in the dress on the right meet at points along the front; this is indicative of the use of separate bolts of fabric sewn together at that spot. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995 By the mid-60s, the skirt began to change shape, becoming flatter and narrower in the front and fuller in the back.
The decade was particularly marked by a change in the shape of women's skirts, both in the use of gored skirt and in the addition of the oval hoop.