Women’s 1950s suits. Pictures from 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953. More to come plus the history of women’s vintage suits. The Bar Suit Christian Dior’s most iconic outfit from his first collection was the Bar Suit. It consisted of a jacket and skirt, like all suits, but all done in the New Look shape … Read More about 1950s Womens Suits History and Pictures
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For the Gracious Lady, the wise grandmother, the mature Mrs whose fashion taste veered away from the bright new things in the 1950s found plenty of choices to dress well. Mature 1950s women could choose from the same offerings as young women or shop from specialty catalogs such as Lane Bryant who designed clothing for … Read More about 1950s Mature Women Fashion, Mrs. Clothing
The Film Noir genre of the 1940s and 1950s is a popular vintage movie event and costume party theme this year. Dangerous femme Fatales and mysterious detectives dressed in black or grayscale make perfect characters for Halloween too. The look is easy to re-create possibly with things in your closet or could easily be purchased. … Read More about Film Noir Costume Ideas
The Victorian 1880s fashion decade marked the end of the bustle era. To understand fashion during this decade you must begin in the mid-1870s where the bustle was still large but the bodice was forming a new style that would last the next 15 years. Upper-class women embraced these new fashions while the poor and … Read More about 1880s Fashion Dresses, Clothing, Costumes
One thing I look forward to every year is the change in seasons. New weather means new clothing and with it I eagerly wait to see what vintage fashion trends are entering the mainstream. For the past few years, 70s boho fashion has dominated women’s spring and summer fashion with maxi dresses, peasant blouses, and … Read More about 70s Fall Fashion Outfit Ideas
After the Titanic sank in 1912, Edwardian fashion took a shift away from the ultra-slim silhouette to a roomier, easier, less fussy style. Coupled with the onset of World War 1 in 1914, civilian fashion reflected the need for practical clothing. It is a time period most historians and historical costumers overlook in favor of … Read More about 1914-1918 Costume Ideas- Civilian Dresses WW1