Gibson girl


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Gibson girl

n.
The American young woman of the 1890s as idealized in sketches by the American illustrator Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944).
adj.
Of or relating to a clothing style marked by a high neck, puffed sleeves, and a tightly fitted waistline.

Gibson girl

n
(Historical Terms) 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

Gib′son girl`


n.
1. the idealized American girl of the 1890s as depicted by Charles Dana Gibson.
adj.
2. of or resembling the clothing of the Gibson girl, typically a high-necked bodice with full puff sleeves and a long flared skirt and tightly fitted waistline.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.Gibson girl - the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. GibsonGibson girl - the idealized American girl of the 1890s as pictured by C. D. Gibson
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
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If you've ever puzzled over the disappearance of fashionable silhouettes of previous decades--the bunker-chested Gibson Girl of the 1910s, the boyish flapper girl of the 1920s--remember those styles peaked before the invention of bra cups for suspending each breast individually made the idea of both a bosom (singular) and a flat chest obsolete.
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