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
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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
Images of the 1950s teenage boy bring up pictures of rebellious greasers and outcast nerds. These hardly represent what normal 1950s teenagers wore, which was almost exactly like thier father’s clothing. The 1950s were the age of boys and girls dressing like smaller versions of adults yet it was what they wore on weekends and … Read More about 1950s Teen Boys Clothing
By 1965, half of the USA population was under 25 years of age. The young men and women of the ’60s had witnessed social injustices of their parent’s generation and wanted change. That change, reflected in 1960s men’s clothing, was a continuation of casualness, a slimming of the figure (boyish shapes), and brighter colors and … Read More about 1960s Mens Fashion
Preparing for the 2020 Great Gatsby event with a 1920s tennis outfit theme begins now! I have always wanted to do this theme and Oscar picked up some tennis sweaters and vests earlier this year so we are almost all set. Our friends are joining us for a group costume-along which always makes it more … Read More about 1920s Tennis Clothes | Womens and Men’s Outfits