1940s men’s outerwear was more than just warmth and rain protection. The cut, the colors, and the styles of men’s coats and jackets incorporated the world’s changes — especially new military uniform design. Simple, bold, and boxy was the overcoat style of the 1940s. ’40s jackets were simple, casual, and strong. Advertisers continued to send … Read More about 1940s Men’s Coats and Jacket Styles
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The 1930s were a decade of classic masculinity. Outerwear, coats, and jackets were all designed to shape a man into a strong, dependable, and comfortable being in a time where the troubles of the Great Depression were always looming. Men’s 1930s winter long coats took style notes from the British, while short jackets revised clothing … Read More about 1930s Men’s Coat and Jacket Styles
What are the top ten most common women’s 1960s coats and jackets? These long and short wool coats, casual car coats, vinyl raincoats, light windbreakers, and winter ski jackets were found in most 1960s women’s wardrobes. There was a 60s coat or jacket for every season, occasion, and personal style. 1960s Long Wool Coats Every … Read More about Ten 1960s Coats and Jacket Styles
I am happy to see the Edwardian era seeing a revival in both vintage events and trendy inspired outfits (such as #cottagecore). Turn of the century fashion, weather it be the Gibson Girl look, farmhouse fashion, a white tea gown, an elegant ballgown, or Edwardian sportswear, has many great outfits to wear for a 1900s … Read More about 1900s Costume & Outfit Ideas for Ladies
Victorian and Edwardian era (1840s to 1910s) swimsuits for women. Ready-made or custom made Victorian swimsuits and Edwardian swimsuits, beach shoes, swim caps, and capes. Also gym suits (bloomer style or knickerbocker suits) which were worn for exercise, sports (hiking, caving, exploring, golf, tennis) as well as adapted into rational dress / dress reform clothing. … Read More about Victorian Swimsuits Patterns, Costumes | Edwardian Bathing Suits
Edwardian Era, 1900s -1910s, women’s outfit ideas and inspiration. Ideas for a 1900s picnic, Titanic sailing, Downton Abbey tea, tweed ride, Suffragette march, Halloween costume, or theatrical performance. We picked these outfits from a variety of brands that sell Edwardian outfits, plus some of my DIY costumes and vintage photos that are inspiring my next … Read More about Edwardian Outfit Inspiration & Ideas