I have five photographs to share with you today – all are from the 1890’s – from the early years to the end of the decade when leg ‘o mutton sleeves took almost as much material as a skirt!
Sisters? Mother/daughter? Matching hats and similar outfits look like a summer’s outing. The older girl wears gloves, and the younger holds a fan. Sleeves have just a hint of puffiness at the shoulder.
A trio of sisters? They do favor, especially in their cheekbone structure. The two on the ends seem to wear matching dresses. Hard to see in this photo, but it looks like the sleeves are a bit bigger than the first photo.
Nothing like old photos to give us an idea of fashions of long ago.