Two piece dress, c. Black and white print cotton in vertical floral pattern. This is a ready-made example of easily laundered dresses (they were called "wash" dresses), that could have been purchased at a local store or through mail-order catalogs.
Gibson Girl - early Gibson Girl was the first national beauty standard in America. She was a member of upper class society, always perfectly dressed in the latest fashionable attire appropriate for the place and time of day.
Suit 1892 The Metropolitan Museum of Art (OMG that dress!)