Day dress, ca. 1904-1905 "Turtleneck" or high neck style dresses were increasingly popular during the early 1900’s. This elongated the neck, and created an elegant look. Wire supports were used to maintain this rigid effect.
Dress, 1805-1810, At the beginning of the nineteenth century, whitework became the favored embellishment for fashionable Grecian-style gowns, the latest fashion, with low necks and high waists. The neo-classical design at the skirt's center front echoes the delicate swags on embroidered pictures, while the sheer gauze fabric (which required a solid color underdress to avoid indecent exposure) recalls the floating train on the Egyptian princess's dress in Ruth Green Barber's Moses picture.