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  • A few words

    First I wanted to thank you all for being so amazing!

    You keep surprising me with so many likes and reblogs especially on certain posts. I never expected stockings would be that popular! :)

    Secondly, you can always make suggestions. Perhaps you would prefer to see more of a particular era? As you have probably noticed, I’m in love with the 18th century and the 19th century bustle era but I wouldn’t mind to post other things as well. Don’t hesitate to ask!

    Oh and please recommend whattheywore for the historical directory! Thank youuu <3




  • May 18, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Calash, 1790
The calash style was designed in the late 18th century to allow women to  wear a fashionable headdress without damaging their coiffure.  Hairstyles during the late 18th century were growing increasingly large  and elaborate, but bonnets were still required for protection and  decency. The name &#8220;calash&#8221; is derived from &#8220;calèche,&#8221; the hood of a  &#8220;French carriage,&#8221; because the material was ruched along a collapsible  cane support structure, much like the hood of a carriage. Many calashes  were treated to be water-proof.

    Calash, 1790

    The calash style was designed in the late 18th century to allow women to wear a fashionable headdress without damaging their coiffure. Hairstyles during the late 18th century were growing increasingly large and elaborate, but bonnets were still required for protection and decency. The name “calash” is derived from “calèche,” the hood of a “French carriage,” because the material was ruched along a collapsible cane support structure, much like the hood of a carriage. Many calashes were treated to be water-proof.


  • #hat      #accessory      #extant      #18th century      #1790s      




    May 17, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Afternoon dress, 1885

The passementerie on this elegant dress is clearly influenced by the  Arts and Crafts design aesthetic which was extremely popular 1880 and  1910.  This is an excellent example of how a movement which is mostly  based in architecture and interior design crept into clothing, showing  the proponents&#8217; desire to live the style in its entirety.

    Afternoon dress, 1885

    The passementerie on this elegant dress is clearly influenced by the Arts and Crafts design aesthetic which was extremely popular 1880 and 1910. This is an excellent example of how a movement which is mostly based in architecture and interior design crept into clothing, showing the proponents’ desire to live the style in its entirety.


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #afternoon dress      #1880s      #1885 the greatest year      




    4 years ago





  • inimiuta:

1929-La Foule

    inimiuta:

    1929-La Foule


  • #20th century      #photograph      #1920s      #flapper      #hat      #accessory      




    May 16, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Slippers, 1805–1815
The extremely short vamp and rounded toe  are particularly notable characteristics of this date.  The heel was  becoming vestigial in the first quarter of the century, and although low  by modern standards, the variety seen here was one of the higher types  produced at the time.

    Slippers, 1805–1815

    The extremely short vamp and rounded toe are particularly notable characteristics of this date. The heel was becoming vestigial in the first quarter of the century, and although low by modern standards, the variety seen here was one of the higher types produced at the time.


  • #extant      #19th century      #regency      #shoes      #1800s      




    May 15, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Stockings, 1900-10
Too bad they were hidden under some elaborate dress.

    Stockings, 1900-10

    Too bad they were hidden under some elaborate dress.


  • #extant      #20th century      #undergarment      #1900s      #edwardian      #turn of the century      




    4 years ago





  • Wedding Bonnet, 1837

    Wedding Bonnet, 1837


  • #extant      #19th century      #hat      #accessory      #victorian      




    4 years ago





  • yeoldefashion:

An exquisite Hallée evening gown from between 1901 and 1905.

    yeoldefashion:

    An exquisite Hallée evening gown from between 1901 and 1905.


  • #extant      #20th century      #1900s      #edwardian      #turn of the century      #evening gown      




    4 years ago





  • Sometime in the 18th century some lucky girl wore this.

    Sometime in the 18th century some lucky girl wore this.


  • #extant      #18th century      




    4 years ago





  • Worth dress, 1888

    Worth dress, 1888


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #1880s      




    May 12, 2010

    4 years ago





  • Beaded silk and lace evening gown, c. 1914

View from the back

    Beaded silk and lace evening gown, c. 1914

    View from the back


  • #extant      #20th century      #1910s      #evening gown      




    4 years ago





  • Jacket (pet-en-l&#8217;air) and petticoat, late 1760s
Kyoto Costume Institute

    Jacket (pet-en-l’air) and petticoat, late 1760s

    Kyoto Costume Institute


  • #extant      #18th century      #robe a la francaise      #1760s      




    May 10, 2010

    4 years ago





  • 
Folding chantilly lace parasol with carved ivory handle, 1870&#8217;s

    Folding chantilly lace parasol with carved ivory handle, 1870’s


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #1870s      #accessory      




    4 years ago





  • French trained ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, 1860

    French trained ivory silk bengaline wedding gown, 1860


  • #extant      #19th century      #hoop      #wedding dress      #1860s      




    4 years ago





  • yeoldefashion:

A cloak-like jacket from Lord &amp; Taylor, 1883.

    yeoldefashion:

    A cloak-like jacket from Lord & Taylor, 1883.


  • #extant      #19th century      #victorian      #1880s      




    May 9, 2010

    4 years ago





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