Anyone for Tennis?
“As a nation we ought to welcome the healthy, hearty girl who can beat her brother in managing a tennis ball, in rowing a boat, and very often in managing a frisky horse.” (Ladies Home Journal, 1891)
This 19th century character is considering a game of tennis in her sporty summer clothing. Her outfit, inspired by a painting by the Irish artist John Lavery, features a number of Costume Store pieces layered together to create a light day-time ensemble.
Look created using:
Traditional Boater - £35.00
Linen Parasol - £20.00
Ladies Dickey (worn underneath with collar showing)- £36.00
Cameo Pendant (worn as brooch) - £5.00
Ladies Mid Calf Nightgown (worn as blouse) - £28.00
19th Century Corset (worn underneath to give silhouette) - £130.00
Petticoat - £72.00