Beginning in the late 19th century, Asian decorative arts, had a tremendous impact on Western culture. Through the addition of princess seams, lace undersleeves and inserts of pale-blue taffeta at front and back, the furisode kimono became a stylish Western dressing gown, complete with bustle. Regardless of these Western elements, the dressing gown is strongly evocative of Japan, particularly in its retention of the crimson lining often found in women's kimonos.
A group of women from the Calton, early 20th century. These women are wrapped up warm in their shawls. Woolen shawls had been common outerwear for women in rural areas of Scotland for generations. They became fashionable among working-class Glasgow women during the mid-late 19th century, as mills in the city and in towns such as Paisley mass-produced these simple, often colourful garments for sale at relatively low prices.
Five Snazzy Details to Add Pizzazz to Your Victorian Costume
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