The Bat

The fancy dress Bat became popular after the creation of the operetta Die Fledermaus (1874) by Johann Strauss II. In the operetta, the costume of the Bat is worn by a man, but the ladies were very fond of this “animal”.

Foot stoves

Foot stoves or footwarmers were perforated boxes, mostly heated by hot coals or stones in a special pot. Widely used in the northern countries such as Holland, Scandinavia and the British Isles in the 17th and 19th centuries.

Medici collar

The Medici collar (de.Stuartkragen, Medicikragen; fr. Collerette) is flared, stand-up, fan-shaped, standing high behind the head, often layered, trimmed with lace or consisting only of lace.

Bowler hat

The Bowler hat (or Derby (United States); de. Melone; fr. Chapeau melon; it. Bombetta; nl. Bolhoed) is a headdress, a felt hat with a round crown, small, rounded brim, almost always black.