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Mourning dress: Vanity seemed inappropriate when nearly everyone had lost a loved one. Women wore black crepe which remained the approved fabric for this period. As well as Hats and Finery were used.

Mourning Clothes: vanity seemed inappropriate when nearly everyone had lost a loved one, but the black crepe remained the approved fabric. Fashion journals offered stylish solutions in black.

"Tailored suit, Doucet, Fall 1916. Dark green tea length coat, dark brown fur…

"Tailored suit, Doucet, Fall 1916. Dark green tea length coat, dark brown fur…

Mourning

Widow's weeds, Insomniac's Attic: Musings on Victoria Day and Various Other Victorian Mourning Rituals

Paul Poiret Evening Dress | evening coat 1913 silk evening coat available on etsy paul poiret ...

"Pré Catelan" Designer: Paul Poiret (French, Paris Paris) Date: 1918 Culture: French Medium: silk, metallic thread Dimensions: Length at CB: 52 in.

Woman in mourning

Woman in mourning. Civil war era, based on hair and skirt.

December walking mourning dress, 1818 England, British Lady’s Magazine

December walking mourning dress, 1818 England, British Lady’s Magazine. Mourning was a custom to be carefully observed, but needed not stand in the way of fashion!

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