Collection: Shirt-Waist

In the 1880s, blouses, also known as “Waist” or “Shirt-Waist,” were a popular garment primarily worn by women. These blouses were loose-fitting upper garments that had a distinctly feminine appearance. The term “blouse” traditionally referred to a shirt that either bloused out or had a feminine style.

During this period, blouses were often made with delicate fabrics and intricate details. They featured elements such as Garibaldi sleeves, which were a prominent feature in the stylish combinations of light and dark silk blouses. These blouses were adorned with decorative elements like lace appliques, buttons, and other embellishments that added to their elegance.