What was fashionable in the autumn of 1886 in Paris? Checks and plaids were according to one observer. During the mid-1880s, the writer mentioned that the cuts of the designs weren’t changing all that much but the fabrics were. Paris fashion was somewhat different from England where stripes were a bit more in favor.
Regardless of whether or not this vintage clothing image depicts Paris fashion trends of the 1880s, it’s still a great image of a group of fashionable ladies and gentlemen out for a stroll. Each of the four ladies is wearing a different style of dress and hat but all seem to be wearing tight corsets and bustles.
It’s such a shame that they didn’t identify an illustrator when they published The Girl’s Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 357, October 30, 1886.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.