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Fashion: Women

Fashion in 1891 was in transition, on its way from the 2nd Bustle Period to the full-blown leg-of-mutton sleeves of 1895. The ideal for 1891 was a tall, slim silhouette, with small hats and tight sleeves puffed at the shoulder. Local newspapers frequently contained fashion tips from other publications.

Of course, the ideal was different to what people actually wore.

Late 1880s


Anne Lomax
Anne Lomax, detail from
the Lomax Family
Powys County Archives
Adelina Patti
Adelina Patti, 1889
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery



A mother and daughter
Two women in black, c1885
Radnorshire Museum



Annie and Laura Pughe
Ann Lomax and Laura Pughe, 1889
Powys County Archives

John and Anne Lomax
John and Anne Lomax, 1889
Powys County Archives

Elaborate costume
Photograph from an album
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Early 1890s

Young woman from family portrait
Young woman, detail from a family
portrait
by Roberts of Llandrindod
Radnorshire Museum


Portrait of unknown woman
Portrait of unknown woman,
by Roberts of Llandrindod
Radnorshire Museum

Portrait of young woman and girl
Portrait of young woman and girl
Radnorshire Museum


Six Hobbys
Four women and two men,
detail from the Hobby Family
of Llanfihangel-Talyllyn
Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery


Women with parasols
Women with parasols,
Broad Street, Newtown, c1891
Powysland Museum and Montgomery Canal Centre


Jones Family, Llangurig
Jones Family, Llangurig
Radnorshire Museum

Anne Lomax
Anne Lomax and
unknown girl
Powys County Archives

Woman in top hat
Woman in top hat,
Broad St., Newtown,
c1891
Powysland Museum and
Montgomery Canal Centre


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