But, what are we to wear?
October 26, 2017 6:07 AM Subscribe
Have you been invited to a glamorous Gilded Age costume party? Looking to upstage the lady wearing the dress made of dead cats? Turn to the 1887 publication Fancy Dresses Described: or, What to Wear at Fancy Balls for some costume inspiration, and its companion volume, Gentlemen's Fancy Dress: How to Choose It for that time when "buckling shoes, gartering, combing, powdering, silks, velvets, calicoes, and the whole lexicon of female fopperies come under the consideration of the Lords of the Creation."