Last week, in my “If I was born 100 years earlier, what would I wear” series, I looked at the wedding dress I would have worn as a 20-year-old in 1884. Possibly, my parents would have been dreadfully relieved that I was not left “on the shelf” as 20 years old would have been pushing it. In modern reality, I was married at 25. Another reality is I held off on having children a couple of years because I could. There were no real birth control options-and certainly none that I know of that would have been SAFE and controllable by ME in 1884 so likely by 1885 I would have needed this maternity dress:
It is a bit hard to see with a front view but the mannequin has a baby bump. I wish I had a side and back view to show you.
UPDATE: A LINK HAS BEEN FOUND BY ONE OF MY READERS!