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1908 17-gore skirt.   Commercial Pattern Archive.

1908 17-gore skirt. Commercial Pattern Archive.

By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.

The Shape of the Times

By 1842, Victoria would have been, 23, and trying to appear very grown up. The skirts are widening (as are the hips and bust line after bearing two children), and do so even more in 1847 when she would have already had five children.

1800's. This a a very beautiful portrait. The lady in this image has no makeup on besides a form of lipstick. I love this hair style, i am confused as to how this would stay up so perfectly, as it is all gathered to one side. I love that there is a simple necklace round her neck, nothing distracting around the neck.

Which Witch Are YOU?

1800's. This a a very beautiful portrait. The lady in this image has no makeup on besides a form of lipstick. I love this hair style, i am confused as to how this would stay up so perfectly, as it is all gathered to one side. I love that there is a simple necklace round her neck, nothing distracting around the neck.

Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden -- Reminds me of Cinderella's ballgown before her step sisters ripped it up

Two-piece dress, Sweden, 1865. Pink silk moiré with white bobbin lace on machine-made tulle and white silk tulle. Hand- and machine-sewn. Skirt has eight panels. Hallwyl Museum, Sweden -- Reminds me of Cinderella's ballgown before her step sisters ripped it up

Wedding gown ca. early 1900s. Ivory silk with pintucked pleats at shoulders, embroidered down front and at standup collar; peaked cuffs. Pouter pigeon blouson-style bodice edged in silk chiffon. Cummerbund dotted with bows on front and back. Bodice hooks up back. Overskirt embroidered down left hip opening into long pleats. Ruffled cotton underskirt. Dorothea's Closet via The Wayback Machine

Wedding gown ca. early 1900s. Ivory silk with pintucked pleats at shoulders, embroidered down front and at standup collar; peaked cuffs. Pouter pigeon blouson-style bodice edged in silk chiffon. Cummerbund dotted with bows on front and back. Bodice hooks up back. Overskirt embroidered down left hip opening into long pleats. Ruffled cotton underskirt. Dorothea's Closet via The Wayback Machine

“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…”   ― Tasha Tudor

“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms? We get more accomplished by being charming than we would be flaunting around in pants and smoking. I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one. When women gave up their long skirts, they made a grave error…” ― Tasha Tudor

Vintage Gibson Girl Photo. They didn't wear much make up but I love the way they look!

Vintage Gibson Girl Photo. They didn't wear much make up but I love the way they look!

"Bathing Beauties circa 1890’s" It's crazy to me that this was what women got to relax and soak up the sun in! And now women wear dental floss!

"Bathing Beauties circa 1890’s" It's crazy to me that this was what women got to relax and soak up the sun in! And now women wear dental floss!

Morning or dressing gown ca. 1875. Thin white cotton or batiste, one piece, low bustle back. Trimmed with lace at chest, sleeves, and skirt area. Dress closes in front with white-covered buttons; 10 more buttons are decorative. Trained and ruffled skirt. Two side pockets. The dress is unlined. Antique-Gown

Morning or dressing gown ca. 1875. Thin white cotton or batiste, one piece, low bustle back. Trimmed with lace at chest, sleeves, and skirt area. Dress closes in front with white-covered buttons; 10 more buttons are decorative. Trained and ruffled skirt. Two side pockets. The dress is unlined. Antique-Gown

Evening Lace-up Jet Beaded Boots from Vienna, circa 1895.  They are made of two colors of leather, with hand beaded steel and red glass beads done in a creative and beautiful design down the sides for closure. They are lined in violet silk with "CAPEK. WIEN" signed inside. The boots have black shoe laces, pointed toes, and 2” Louis heels.

Evening Lace-up Jet Beaded Boots from Vienna, circa 1895. They are made of two colors of leather, with hand beaded steel and red glass beads done in a creative and beautiful design down the sides for closure. They are lined in violet silk with "CAPEK. WIEN" signed inside. The boots have black shoe laces, pointed toes, and 2” Louis heels.

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