Fashion Industry & History
Women's Hats, Caps, and Bonnets of the 1800s
Bonnets were the predominant headgear for women in the 19th century. Hats, perched higher on the head, were made by milliners to suit the hair styles of the day. Day caps were worn indoors for much of the century.
Children's Clothing of the 19th Century
Children's clothes of the 1800s in Europe and the United States looked much like adult styles. Toddler boys and girls dressed the same until breeching when boys wore short trousers, and girls wore knee-length dresses. Girl's hemlines lengthened as they aged.
Women's Fashions of the 1600s
The Baroque style of the 1600s led to more natural, flowing lines. The ruff flopped into a falling collar. Women wore embroidered stomachers to enhance or change the look of an outfit, and chunky-heeled shoes featured brocade or embroidery.
10 Stores Like Urban Outfitters: Find Trendsetting Designs
Looking for a one-stop fashion destination? Check out these stores like Urban Outfitters.
Women's Clothing in the Historic American West
A wide variety of clothing styles and materials were worn by women of the historic American West. Garments were handmade and featured cross-cultural influences. Clothing depended on ethnic affiliation, occasion, status, and weather.
The Labor and Environmental Issues Associated With Fast Fashion
Fast fashion is cheap, convenient, and helps the more frugal among us experiment with new fashions and clothes. Unfortunately, fast fashion comes with a price greater than the tags on the shelves.
Is Poshmark Legit? How to Buy and Sell on Poshmark Safely
Poshmark is an online marketplace for buying and selling used clothing, accessories, and makeup. Learn how the site works and what precautions you need to take to protect your payment information and privacy when buying and selling on Poshmark.
Phoebe Halliwell's Top 10 Outfits on "Charmed"
The character of Phoebe Halliwell served up some major fashion statements throughout the series on "Charmed." This is a list of my personal favorites, all of which were slayed by the stunning Alyssa Milano.
How to Get PR Packages for Your Beauty Blog: Ultimate Guide
Are you a beauty blogger? Learn how to get PR packages from beauty companies with this in-depth guide, which is packed with tips, tricks, and all the advice you need to get free beauty products to review.
The Modest Fashion Movement: Goals, Key Players, and Problems to Address
An informative piece on the Modest Fashion movement from the perspective of someone who has been following it for the past five years.
A Look Back At The "Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion" Exhibition at the V&A Museum
"Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion" at the V&A Museum was a landmark exhibition examining the work of a unique designer. This outstanding show revealed his processes and his continuing influence in the 21st century.
List of the Most Commonly Used Fabrics in Fashion (A to L)
This is the first part of a comprehensive alphabetical list of commonly used fabrics, covering A to L. Read on to know more!
The Bustle Era: Women's Fashions of the 1870s and 1880s
Bustles of the 1870s and 1880s added bulk in the rear of the skirt. These Victorian styles featured narrow skirts, tight bodices, and much ornamentation.
Famous Jewish Fashion Designers and Their Cultural Impact
Ralph Lauren, Levi, Karan, and Von Furstenberg are probably names you recognize. Did you know they are Jewish?
Fashion History: The Importance of Christian Dior
Christian Dior brought fashion out of the doldrums of the WW2 era and created the iconic look of mid-20th century style. His influence revolutionized the world of fashion with the New Look of 1947.
Slaves to Fashion: A Brief History and Analysis of Women's Fashion in America
A short journey through different fashion trends throughout America's history, beginning from the early Colonial period to the 21st century.
Ready-to-Wear: A Short History of the Garment Industry
Garment and textile production is the largest employer of workers world wide. Though ready-to-wear clothing was once a cottage industry, the Industrial Revolution changed the way we shop and dress.
A History of Trousers and Pants in Western Culture
Pants and trousers have been worn since ancient times and were seen by the Ancient Romans as barbaric. It was not until the late 20th century that pants became an acceptable garment for women.
The Story of the World's First Silicone Breast Implants
Learn the story of how about poor, divorced mother of six became the recipient of the world's first silicone breast implants.
What Is Black Irish? Photos of Black Irish People
What is "Black Irish"? The term is used among people of Irish descent and sometimes confuses people since it doesn't always refer to dark skin color. See photos of black Irish people and celebrities with this look.
A History of Corsets for Women
The corset was considered a great asset to make women more attractive and curvaceous. Yet, it was a torturous contraption that often caused women to faint and possibly deform their bodies. No wonder establishments and homes often provided a “fainting room.”
The History of Swimwear and Swimsuits for Women
Swimsuits have changed a lot in the last 100 years. Where once swimming attire was dictated by modesty, fashion moved toward more practical designs, and swimsuits became attractive, functional, and revealing.
Celebrity Hatmaker Mr. John and His Fabulous Vintage Hats
Mr. John was famous for elegant stylish and very expensive hats from the 1940s to the 1970s. Virtually forgotten for decades, his hats are making a comeback with Gen Y lovers of vintage.
10 Fun Facts About Marie Antoinette's Hair
Marie Antoinette's hair was impressive—and full of secrets! Here are 10 interesting facts about famous updos, nervous hair habits, hairstyle support staff, and bad hair days associated with France's most famous queen.