Belle Époque Slender Silhouettes - 1910 to 1914

The silhouette became a trim body-hugging tube in 1910, but blouson bodices that simply drooped toward the waistline of a frequently two-part (upper and lower) bodice came in in the 19-teens. The hemlines started to rise during the war and have remained elevated since then. Dresses also became much simpler and machine-made lace made costly hand-made lace uneconomic.

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