More Photos from the Flowers in Bloom Exhibit
The photo on top is representative of the beautiful work of the late 1890's. The dress in the foreground has leg o' mutton sleeves. These grew in size over the years again to emphasize the tiny dimensions of women's waists.
The dress in the middle had beautiful velvet flowers embroidered into the fabric. I was struck by how much smaller women tended to be 100 years ago. Size 12 was definitely not the norm back then.