This historic piece displays the 1895 leg-of-mutton sleeve. This sleeve was all the rage after the bustle periods but it was most popular during the This sleeve style contributed to the hourglass silhouette that was desired at this time period in fashion.
Two-piece ballgown, L. Hollander & Co., Boston, late Bodice has low neckline exposing shoulders, large oversized (gigot) velvet sleeves. Full skirt trimmed with 3 bands of velvet at bottom. Bodice hooks up front.