Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Fashion in colonial Natal

Natalia Elizabeth Dalton

This lady's beautiful hat with enormous bow looks as if it's about to take off into the artificial foliage of the photographer's studio set. With the simple, elegant, high-necked white blouse, the sleeves close-fitting but opening into a puff at the shoulder, her tiny waist and plain dark skirt, she typifies the Natal colonial look of 1905-1908 and presents a charming picture. 

Acknowledgement: Eira Makepeace

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