evening gown with sleeves Evening gown, Lucile, ca. 1914. Cream satin. Short-sleeved cream and blue chiffon bodice with V-neck and V-back, trimmed with bands of blue satin, silver metallic cord and crystal beaded fringe and silk flowers. Blue satin cummerbund, hobble skirt beneath short beaded chiffon overskirt, ruched in front to reveal beaded lace and chiffon underskirt and having silk flower swag. Chiffon side drape studded with rhinestones. Whitaker Auctions
1911-1919 Thomas Burberry designed the trench coat to keep soldiers dry and warm in the trenches. Women began wearing pants due to war time work meaning women needed to wear more practical clothing. Short skirts appeared, and a new era began. Men's pant legs peaked at a whopping width of 24 inches, and the look that emerged was that of a dandy, complete with cane, stiff collar, bow tie, and bowler or straw hat.