The Drygoods Reporter, January 1916. Seeing actual photos instead of fashion drawings, you can see how well this year suits the thick pear-shaped figure. I would experiment with waistline placement (once again moving to just below the ribs instead of on them).
The Callot Soeurs were famous for their lavish evening wear, such as this Grecian-inspired white silk and silver chiffon evening gown from 1917. Modeled by Gilda Darthy. Photo by De Meyer for Vogue. (Baron de Meyer)