Day Dress

Charles-Frederick Worthc. 1895

The Kyoto Costume Institute

The Kyoto Costume Institute
Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan

This dress is characterized by a tailored suit-style design. At the end of the 19th century, women's clothes still possessed a shape distorted by the corset, and were heavily decorated with frills and lace. However, as lifestyle was diversified, active wear was demanded for outdoor activities by making a model of rational men's clothing. Tailored jackets in particular, forerunners of twentieth-century unisex fashion, took on an increasing importance for women's fashion.


  • Title: Day Dress
  • Creator: Charles-Frederick Worth
  • Fashion House: C.WORTH PARIS 79876
  • Label: C.WORTH PARIS 79876
  • Manufacturer: Worth
  • Date Created: c. 1895
  • Type: Dress
  • Photographer: ©The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Taishi Hirokawa
  • Rights: Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • Medium: Brown wool twill; large gigot sleeves; bodice and skirt trimmed with velvet and leather; stand collar and belt of velvet ribbon.

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