May Morris trained at the South Kensington School of Design and at the age of 23 took over the management of the embroidery section of Morris & Co. from her father—a capable young woman who went on to write a book called Decorative Needlework
https://flic.kr/p/f9Aswv | robe du soir 1910 | Les Modes (Paris) May 1910 Robe du soir par Redfern Robe du soir, fond en mousseline saumon recouverte d’une tunique de voile gris brodé du même ton.
Contemporary coloured wood-cut image of a costume from "Habitus praecipuorum populorum, tam virorum quam foeminarum Singulari arte depicti. Trachtenbuch: Darin fast allerley und der fürnembsten Nationen", published in Nuerenberg in 1577.
Young woman modeling early bloomer costume. 6th plate daguerreotype, photographer unknown, possibly New York state, c. 1848-1850
Venetian Lady as She Appears in Public, in the "Alba Amicorum of a German Soldier" (1595). Unknown artist, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.