Old copies of Delineator magazine always have surprises that catch my eye.
Parts of the December 1918 issue were probably ready to print before the Armistice was announced on November 11, and the magazine contains many references to World War I.
But the “theme” of the month seems to be fringe. Here is the bottom of the same page:
Fringe could be light-weight, like chenille, or made from heavier silk or cotton. I have encountered monkey fur coats in costume storage. [Eeeeeek. Just as unpleasant as having the paw fall off a vintage fox fur stole.]
More fashions with fringe appeared on page 63:
In addition to keeping your hands warm, a muff often had an interior pocket that functioned as a purse.
More fringe from December 1918:
In October, Butterick suggested a fringed wedding gown, pattern 1169, shown again in November in a dark, velvet version:
If you weren’t ready to go wild with fringe, you could carry a subtle fringed handbag instead of a muff.
The coat on the right is a reminder that the “Barrel skirt” or “tonneau” was [to me, inexplicably] in fashion for a while.