Gibson girl

Gibson girl

noun
1.
the idealized American girl of the 1890s as represented in the illustrations of Charles Dana Gibson.
2.
of, indicating, or resembling the characteristic clothing of the Gibson girl, typically a high-necked, fitted blouse or bodice with full puff sleeves and a long skirt with a flared bottom and a tightly fitted waistline.

Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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Gibson girl
 
n
the ideal fashionable American girl of the late 1890s and early 1900s, as portrayed in the drawings of Charles Dana Gibson, 1867--1944, US illustrator

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Gibson girl
"woman considered stylish late 1890s and early 1900s," 1901, named for Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944), U.S. artist and illustrator, whose main model was his wife, Irene Langhorne.
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