The working classes — mostly poor farmers, miners, factory men, carpenters, mechanics, railroad engineers, and shop keepers — were the bread and butter of the 1930s. The clothing working class men wore in the 1930s is not often discussed in fashion history books, yet it made up the bulk of men’s everyday clothing. Even the … Read More about 1930s Men’s Workwear, Everyday Clothing
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One of the biggest problems of vintage clothing is that unlike department store clothes, vintage clothing can rarely be found in a full size run… and the piece that appeals to you might not be the piece that fits. Countless people have run into the problem where that perfect shirt they found was just a … Read More about How to Stretch and Shrink Vintage Clothing
The Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club reached out to me about giving a digital presentation of Edwardian era (aprox. 1900-1914) motoring clothing for women and men. What an interesting topic! With the introduction of travel by automobile, “motoring” to a friend’s house or across the country became a hobby for many adventurous women who were … Read More about Edwardian Motoring Fashion for Women
The 80s are back, both in pop culture and in fashion. No matter whether you want to dress up for an ’80s-themed party, are doing research on ’80s trends in fashion, or you just really like the looks from Stranger Things, we’ve got you covered. For more on what real ’80s ladies wore, from denim … Read More about 80s Fashion— What Women Wore in the 1980s
What clothing did women wear to exercise, workout, or bring to the gym in the decades past? This topic has come up a few times recently. It is not one that is easily researched, and there is no one definite style for every decade. The variety of sport clothing women worn from the 1920s onward … Read More about Vintage Workout Clothes – Retro Gym Clothes
1920s sleepwear for women, nightgowns and pajamas, were transitioning from the practical and frilly white cotton Victorian nightgown to the colorful silky two piece pajama. The nightwear changes followed those of 1920s lingerie, which were slimming down to next to nothing, losing modesty, and gaining sex appeal. Women enjoyed the new lighter designs, exotic inspiration, … Read More about 1920s Nightgowns, Pajamas and Robes History