Worth afternoon dress | Met Museum | 1874

Evening dress | Ruby Lane | 1930s

Evening dress | Ruby Lane | 1930s

Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948

Charles James evening dress | Met Museum | 1948


Robe a la française | Kent State University Museum | 1760-1779


Brocade robe a l’anglaise | Kent State University Museum | c. 1770-90 (definitely not from the latter part of the timespan they gave there!)

peripecias-i said: Welcome back!!

Thank you, darling!


Barkcloth sequined dress from 1st Dibs, c. 1950s

Mod note: HI GUYS! I am terrible sorry for the looooong hiatus. It was pretty much impossible to keep up with the internet while studying abroad. But now I’m back, and I’m queuing some lovelies up for you!

adventuresinnerdland said: Hi, I just wanted to say that I just found your blog and now that I'm following you, I'm really looking forward to seeing your posts on my dash and posting some of them to my own blog (costumehistory). It looks like you've got some really great stuff :) Also I like your blog layout!

Thanks very much for stopping by and leaving a note! I appreciate it and I’m happy you like it well enough to post it on your own blog :D Everyone, go ahead and check her space out!

Italian bra | Met | 1950s
Now THAT’S a bullet bra!

Italian bra | Met | 1950s

Now THAT’S a bullet bra!


What a shape! We can see the bullet bra being perfected here, in the late 1940s (from the Met).


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