Saturday, April 28, 2012

Stout Women May Wear Draped Skirts - 1913 McCall's Magazine

Stout Women May Wear Draped Skirts. Well, I'm sure we're all glad to hear that.

But once again please do take a moment and look at the details. That buttoned tab on the front of skirt, the narrow pleats down from the waist and the bit of a train on our seated lady, that amazing little back drape on our third lady and the contrast collar, cuffs and hem on the 'Tunic Shirt'. How grand. And all on Stout Women!


  1. Oooh...those details are gorgeous. I'm not sure I love the drape, but everything else is fabulous.

  2. These women aren't stout at all. I guess weight has been a thorn in women's lives since forever. I'd love to have their figures.

  3. "slim" and "stout" are always relative. What lovely styles! How nice that pattern companies even back then catered--at least a little bit--to those of us with "avoirdupois".