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Image shows the back view of a light grey-beige jacket, very fitted, with full sleeves and leaf themed embroidery around the tail of the jacket.

Rate the Dress: Walking in Style, ca. 1890

A walking dress was a trainless dress that one could walk in without any part of the dress touching the ground.  In an era dominated by horse-drawn vehicles (among other less salubrious refuse that might end up on the streets), the resulting debris picked up by long, trained skirts could be rather foul, and it’s not surprising that the elaborate trains of the 1870s and early 1880s did not last.