1920s men’s fashion was the start of menswear as we know it today. It was a time of classic sophistication with a level of fun that has gone by the wayside in favor of more and more casual modern clothing. 1920s men’s fashion colors were mostly neutral with patterns, but the accessories popped with vibrant … Read More about 1920s Fashion for Men
Creating your dream costume or vintage inspired wardrobe begins with a little fashion history. What did women and men wear? Where did they wear it to? How do I create an authentic look?
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Looking at 1930s fashion illustrations or the leading ladies of the silver screen, one might question if there were women in “my size.” The ideal figure was tall and lean, as it was in the 1920s, but now with a defined upper waist and a small-medium size bust. Fashion illustrations emphasized these lines in unrealistic … Read More about 1930s Plus Size, Curvy, Mature Fashion Inspiration
As full weekends and reduced weekday hours became more common in the 1930s so did the desire to get out of work clothes, business suits and uniforms and into something sporty and casual. A man’s time off became a time to dress for comfort and leisurely pursuits inspired by the same movie stars and rich … Read More about 1930s Mens Casual Fashion
When embarking on an Edwardian era sewing project it is critical to look at fabrics, colors, and textures to re-create the most authentic outfit possible. Prior to 1910 finding color illustrations or swatches of fabrics is very difficult. My collection is growing but heavily favors the late teens when color printing was more economical. The … Read More about Edwardian Fabrics 1900-1919, WW1, Titanic
“The Bride appears at her loveliest in the new fitted and moulded gowns with long, sweeping lines” Vogue, 1930. Gone were the drop waist short wedding dresses of the 1920s. In were bias cut gowns that slimmed the body in shiny silk, rayon or satin. Necklines were high, sleeves were long and accessories were regal. It … Read More about 1930s Wedding History
So, you have bought your tickets to your next swing event and are planning what you are going to wear. You probably have taken some lessons and are more comfortable with the dancing and now it is time to add some style to your craft without sacrificing comfort. The main problem is that vintage … Read More about Men’s Swing Dance Clothing, Vintage Dance Clothes