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Since this photograph by Edward Steichen appeared in Vogue in July 1928, I’m not sure it can be considered “average,” but I think it gives a better picture of daily wear than all the fancy dresses that museums tend to showcase.
dinosaurbreakfast asked: Can you post something for the mid-1920s. I'm currently writing a fictional peice based in 1925. What might be some things average people might have worn?
shadyoaks asked: hey there! I'm working on a project for a botany class where I'm designing three historical costumes based on a few plant-based "manias" (Tulipmania, Orchidelirium, etc) and I was wondering if you could help me find clothing from 1630s Netherlands especially, but if you could dig up some great 1890s dresses as well that would rock. Also, do you happen to know of a third, similar event that's not in the 1600s or Victorian? Thanks! :D
Do they all have to be from the Netherlands?
Is that another parasol pocket I see?
I just found this beautiful costume blog that posts brilliant examples of clothing! Do follow :)
Walking dresses for a woman and girl, 1824 France, Costume Parisien
1895 Vassar Class Day On the Lawn
Queen Adelaide of England, c. 1831.
Apparently, you can’t re-blog yourself… Anyways. Bangs! In the 18th century! I was amazed. And the fact that they’re on a red head… :D! I’m guessing at 1770s-1780s. I’m giving it a 20 year time span to be on the safe side. Taken from: http://stapletonkearns.blogspot.com/2009_05_01_archive.html
Posted for my co-moderator, here is a satire of a shop selling rump rolls from the book The History of Underclothes. Though satires are exaggerated, it still gives a nice idea of what late eighteenth century rump rolls looked like!
elisabethishappy asked: Could you post shoes?
From what era?