We can’t talk about 1920s house dresses without including a house apron. Always worn as a pair, the versatile apron kept house dresses clean and wearable for a week or more before washing. 1920s aprons were as long and shapeless as the dresses underneath. Aprons served many purposes at home, making each unique to the … Read More about 1920s Apron History and Patterns
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The practical Edwardian house dress, a simple piece of clothing worn by women in the 1900s to 1910s, was one of the most colorful and charming items she owned. All classes of women wore house dresses at some point in the day, poor women, all day while middle classes only for a few hours if … Read More about Edwardian House Dresses 1900s, 1910s
Little is written about the men’s Rah-Rah suit that appeared in the 1900s yet it is always mentioned in history books as one of the unusual fashions of the Edwardian period. I did some digging and I found a little bit of history as well as several examples of Rah-Rah suits from catalogs and tailor’s … Read More about Men’s Rah Rah Suits 1908 to 1918
The ideal image of a man in the 1900s was that of a strong, determined, affluent and protective family man. His clothing reflected these standards in the fit, color and function of his day to day fashion, especially his suit. Replacing the slim and fussy Victorian dandy with an American version of masculinity was a … Read More about 1900s Men’s Suits, Frock, Cutaway History
Ever since WWII ended in the 1940s, Hawaiian print shirts, sarong dresses, and tropical flowers have been popular clothing in summer. Women of the late 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s hosted Tiki parties complete with tropical drinks with little pink umbrellas. Restaurants and dance halls picked up on the fad and held tiki-themed dances with … Read More about 1950s Tiki Dress History & Photos
Ahh the ’90s. The decade of my youth, teenage and young adult years. I never thought I would be writing about 1990s fashion history but here I am and it feels wrong, very, very wrong. LOL. I think anyone feels like that when the clothing we wore not too long ago is now vintage. But … Read More about 1990s Fashion | 90s Fashion Trends for Women