Skirts/dresses: Long gathered skirt; Full panel skirt; Long dress with gathered waist Fuller cut waistless dress. A white apron over the skirt is appropriate.
Most appropriate fabrics :
Hats If you have short hair a hat should be worn. Straw hats are fine or bonnets or felt, faux fur dependent on season and weather
No athletic type shoes (leather is appropriate), nail polish or heavy makeup, jewelry, wristwatches. The exception in regard to jewelry is period appropriate 1860’s to 1890’s.
Gloves, shawls, capes, parasols optional.
Vehicle: wooden wheels, wood with limited amount of metal (may be contemporary)
If you need help ask Marge or Bev Wassam for ideas or to verify what you’ve found.
Shirts :colored, white, stripes vertical, small prints subdued colors. Collarless shirts (I have found them in thrift stores) Collarless shirts are easily made by cutting off the upper portion of collar, coat the cut edge with fray check, which can be found in store fabric departments
Collars are separate
Pants: Preferred Fabrics: twill, canvas, heavy broad cloth, wool, wool blends
Modern day pants found in thrift stores can be used very effectively. Work type pants can be easily modified by removing extra tool pockets and adding button suspenders. Some dress pants (not shiny finishes) and khakis’ are fine also
Suspenders are button type; not clip type Most thrift stores carry button suspenders.
Accessories: No athletic type shoes (leather is appropriate), wristwatches, cell phones. Pocket watches are fine.
Hats: Bowler, Top Hat, Straw