Florida State University was a female-only college for many years. I’m guessing the seniors wore the dresses and underclassmen took the male role, but I may be wrong. Above, you see the first Cotillion Club members. The year was 1911.
My novel uses female factions and the early sororities and clubs, will probably play a role; if I can focus on creating my puzzle. Two apparently had a problem disguising their chest.
Portraits of the first Cotillion Club members – Tallahassee, Florida. 1911. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 5 May. 2016.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/25110>