Category Archives: fashion history

For Golden Days on the Beach, 1934

Mmm!  Summer swimwear! And 1930s swimwear at that! I thought you might enjoy welcoming Summer with these couple of pages from a 1934 catalog.  It’s almost impossible for me to choose a favorite from this page… A! No, G!, No, … Continue reading

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>Two Dresses, 1879

> My bustle dress I was working on is all finished!  Hurrah!  No pictures yet, sorry- I’m going to wait to share pictures after the event I am going to when I get all my hair/makeup/accessories together.  Moving on with … Continue reading

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>What Real People Wore- 1900s in Texas

>Since I’ve been posting rather a lot of Edwardian images lately from magazines and catalogs I thought today I’d share a few “real people” photographs.These come from rather an odd photo album.  As far as I can make out it … Continue reading

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>Inspiration- 1908 German Fashion

> These images are all from a 1908 German pattern magazine.  I recently bought this and it was literally disentegrating to the touch.  Unfortunately the pattern sheet was for a different issue (darn!), but this one still had loads of … Continue reading

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>More Lingerie Dresses, 1911

>Here are more lovely Edwardian lingerie dresses from around 1911 from the Gimbel Brothers Catalog.  I wish I could stroll along the park, or lounge in a hammock in one of these lovely dresses.  With Easter coming up, these lovely … Continue reading

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>A Strong Argument in Favor of the New Summer Dresses- 1910

>  Click on the image at right for a larger version you can read. Continuing on very pretty Edwardian era dresses, here’s an article you might like from the August 1910 Delineator Magazine.Delineator was the publication for Butterick patterns- so … Continue reading

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>Silk and Lingerie Frocks, 1911

> I’m amongst those in a flurry of inspiration due largely in part to the series Downton Abbey and it’s glorious costumes.  It doesn’t take much to make me go on an Edwardian kick, though.I thought you’d enjoy these lovely … Continue reading

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>Slacks- First Fashions of the Year- 1942

> Aren’t these two pages positively delicious??  These are both from the same catalog from 1942.  In an ideal style land I would dress just like this every single day and wake up with my hair perfectly styled like the … Continue reading

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>Spring Inspiration, 1936

>   Happy Saturday! Isn’t this such an uplifting image?  Great inspiration for your spring vintage fashion!  I cannot see a single thing on this page I wouldn’t wear.  I even love the mad amounts of buttons on the outfits … Continue reading

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>What Real People Wore- 1930s Fashion Show

>My good friend Kathy (of Blitz Visage Makeup Artistry) sent me a lovely surprise package and included in it was this very fun photo from a 1930s fashion show!My guess is that this is probably from 1937-1938.  Isn’t this great?  … Continue reading

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