On June 12, 2011 Oscar and I tied the knot in a vintage Victorian themed wedding. Seven years later I think it’s about time I shared the details our of wedding, the planning, the party and especially my wedding dress and the grooms’ attire. How We Met Oscar and I met May 1st, 2009 at a bar. At least … Read More about Victorian Wedding Theme – Vintage Wedding Reception
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Second to gangsters, 1920s costumes for men in the form of a banker, ragtime piano player/musician /barbershop quartet singer or bartender are popular men’s outfits. These are fun, seemingly casual outfits that don’t need a full 3-piece suit to pull off the look. What they all have in common is the use of sleeve garters which historically were … Read More about 1920s Bartender, Banker, Barbershop Quartet Costume
With a change in women’s fashion from flat chested tubes of the 1920s to a natural feminine silhouette, women’s 1930s lingerie played an even more critical role. As of 1929 women had waists at the waistline, breasts that were small but lifted, and flat tummies with narrow hips. An elongated figure was still the overall … Read More about 1930s Lingerie Styles – Bra, Underwear, Girdle, Stockings
Where can you buy a 1920s style dress in a petite length, especially a long length evening gown? This is a perfect question for me to answer since I am just shy of 5’2. Here are my favorite brands for both long and short 1920s style petite dresses: My favorite 20s long petite evening dress brand is Pisarro Nights. … Read More about Petite 1920s Dresses, Flapper Dresses, Long Gowns
Working class Edwardian men still had the misfortune of affording only second hands clothes or very cheap ready-made clothing. Men worked hard labor six days a week for 52-60 hours in factories, railroads, mining and farming operations. New immigrants may have been given uniforms or clothing as part of their new employment (which they had … Read More about 1910s Men’s Working Class Clothing
I received two questions this week about dressing in 1830s clothing (dresses) for theater and school events. One was about dressing the part of Cosette in a production of “Les Miserables” and the other about portraying Angelina Grimke, a social activist. The 1830s is not an era I have researched much, nor is it a very popular … Read More about 1830s Dresses & Costumes to DIY