Women’s and men’s Fashion in 1929 is a fascinating year. For the most part fashion from the mid 1920s continued one more year before drastically changing in 1930-1931. Women’s hemlines were getting longer but still the drop waist loose silhouette with more feminine flounces, ruffles, scarf coats and bows. On the opposite side were even … Read More about 1929 Fashion for Women and Men
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Women, teen, and girl’s 1970s hairstyles came in a few popular looks inspired by famous actresses and athletes: Straight hair – Long perfectly straight hair was desired by many teens and young women. Like Marsha Brady, hair was either straightened at the salon or literally ironed at home with a clothes iron. It was a … Read More about 1970s Hairstyles for Women
The painted face, baby doll exaggeration of the mods was a thing of the past when the all natural hippie look took over. No makeup (unless it was unnoticeable) was the ideal for many women. The no make up followers still favored lip gloss to prevent chapped lips and add just a touch of shine. Those … Read More about 1970s Makeup Guide
Despite the trend for women to be bra-less and girdle-less in the 70s, the luxury lingerie market was hot stuff. Intimate apparel was displayed in department stores front and center. The designs were light and airy camisoles, teddies, and step-ins made of silk or silk-like nylon trimmed in lace. Bras, panties, and slips were so … Read More about 1970s Lingerie Fashion | Panties, Bras, Teddies, Slips
Regency shoes and boots for women. In the time of Jane Austen, women primarily wore pointy toed flats , low heel pumps, and lace up soft boots. Leather was worn for daytime and silk for evening shoes. They often matched gowns, or were durable plain colors for daytime street wear. Historically accurate shoes aside, there … Read More about Regency Shoes | Jane Austen Shoes | Bridgerton Shoes
Men’s western wear served as the roots for denim jeans, plaid shirts, cowboy boots, and hats. The look hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years, but there was a time in the mid-century where practical westernwear met mainstream fashion and created new styles. The 1920s to 1950s is known as the heyday of western … Read More about 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Men’s Western Wear