This photo is labeled "Alverta Watson Byland." This lady is also pictured in the photo below, about ten or fifteen years later. I believe the first photo was taken around 1906. Here is Alverta again. Doesn’t she have a wistful expression?
May 2009 archive
A cute daydress from a 1917 Winter catalogue. Note the interesting top-curl hairstyle on the model.
Here is a page from the Weinstock, Lubin & Company’s 1915-1916 Winter catalog. These dresses look slightly slimmer than the ones I posted below, but you can see the change even from 1913-1914. This entire catalog is available as an eBook in my eBooks section under Resources!
These images all come from the same fantastic 1916 catalog. I love the color illustrations. I personally think fashions from 1916-1918 look a little “plump” and emphasize areas of the figure I would rather not notice (my hips!), but I still enjoy looking at images from the time period.
I love this pattern for a lady’s dress from the mid-to-late-teens. The detailing is so exquisitely feminine, and the fit is flattering without being uncomfortable. Courtesy of the Gullickson Collection
Illustration of young (tween) girls in everyday dresses from a 1916 catalog.
This pattern is from Pictorial Review’s 1916 line. You can see more examples of this style in the catalog scans that follow. Interesting how fashion went from pencil-thin to full and blouse-y in just three years!
Here is a cute 19-teens photo of five friends. The belted waists and skirted blouses on three of the gowns lead me to believe this was taken around 1915-16. What fun!
Illustration of three girls in fancy lace dresses from a 1915 catalog.
Woman’s waist (blouse) pattern, circa 1915.