Glens Falls fashion — 1887
A touch of pink with a high dress collar was fashionable in the Glens Falls region in 1887.
“Gray grows more and more popular. Visiting dresses of gray lady’s cloth of the delicate French shades are trimmed with gray fur. The ballast has a little of the shade of pink crepe,” –The Morning Star reported on March 22, 1887.
“With pink silk stockings it is proposed that ladies wear low shoes matching the prevailing color of the dress.” — The Morning Star reported on May 13.
Print fabric was in style.
“Serge and canvas cloth in checks and plaids will be used for tailor dresses,” The Morning Star reported on April 1.
For formal occasions: “For the ladies, all dress collars are very high,” — The Morning Star reported on March 22.
For winter evenings out: “The handsomest mufflers for evening wear are of white cashmere embroidered to fantastic figures of delicate tint.” — — The Morning Star reported on Feb. 11.
In the accessory category: “Brooches representing an oyster shell, upon which rests a tiny crab in red enamel, are bizarre fixtures of the hour,” The Morning Star reported on March 1.
Fashion dictated the apparel of children, too.
“Sailor suits are immensely popular for little boys. … Little girls wear hats with big crowns and medium-wide brims, trimmed with huge bunches of flowers knotted to the crowns with loops of ribbon that match the colors of the flowers,” The Morning Star reported on May 5.
And for men who chewed tobacco: “A large brass turtle, whose back opens when the head is pressed with the feet and makes an article for men who expectorate, is something new,” The Morning Star, reported on Feb. 25.