1910s Dress
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One hundred dresses from 1910-1919
 as seen in pattern company magazines: Delineator, Designer, and McCall's.
See the front and back views and all descriptions as they appear in the original source.

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Click on the year at the left to see the ten featured dresses.

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1910

Ten dresses begin the decade with the beginning of the slender silhouette.

1911

Slender lines prevail with the raised waistline, narrow skirt, and kimono sleeve in these ten dresses.

1912

In these ten dresses we see the continuation of higher waists. Skirts begin to feature tunics and drapery.

1913

Complexity of cut increases in these ten dresses. Skirts begin to "hobble" with more drapery and more variety.

1914

These ten fascinating dresses feature the new "peg-top" skirt - full at the hips and narrow at the foot.

1915

Open necks and wide skirts begin to appear in these ten dresses.

Delineator dressmaking lesson 1915

A dressmaking lesson on
the new skirt of 1915!

1916

Soft and feminine, ten dresses maintain the slightly higher waist with wide, romantic skirts.

1917

We see the effects of World War One in ten dresses with shorter skirts and military flair.

McCall's dressmaking lesson 1917

Read how to make the new slip on over the head dress of 1917

1918

Simple lines take hold in these ten attractive dresses. Mobility and comfort are featured.

1919

The new silhouette is increasingly simple and the one-piece dress is popular in these ten dresses.