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.
Overview of ladies' clothing of the 1950s: fashions from the New Look to a new love for everything casual. A housewife with an hourglass figure was the epitome of mid-20th-century style.
What Koreans see as beautiful compared to the western world. Are their standards way off base or are they mimicking what they believe to be the Western standard of beauty?
How Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel changed the face of fashion by challenging gender restrictions in women's clothing.
A dashiki is a loose, tunic type shirt popular in the United States in the 1960s. The traditional African style shirt gained a following among African Americans and became a staple of hippie fashion.
The sleek, elegant look was quite a change after the wild fashions of the Roaring 20'. A slim silhouette continued with lower hemlines and diagonal lines.
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 garmentfor women.
The Denver Paper Fashion Show should be called the Denver Paper Magic show. Our 2017 entry is called The Green Angel, modeled after a hemp plant to promote the positive influence hemp has.
18th century style featured elaborate gowns festooned with decorations, and mid-century skirts widened with panniers. The end of the 1700s featured simpler neoclassical designs.
The Art Deco movement was a glamorous new style that captured the excitement of the Machine Age and the sophistication of the Roaring 20s. Art Deco was officially launched in Paris in 1925, and rapidly took hold throughout the rest of Europe and in...
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.
Ladies clothing of the early 1800's featured a high waist line called Empire and employed the use of soft, light weight fabrics . Later Romantic style included large sleeves and decorated hems.
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”.
In the high and late Middle ages attractive styles became more available to a new middle class. Clothing styles changed more quickly due to new technology, Eastern influences, and a better economy.
During the 17th and 18th centuries men wore flamboyant powdered wigs; some of the reasons for doing so are not very wholesome.
The Aesthetic Movement, a counterculture of artists, writers, and designers in Victorian England opposed the dehumanization of the Industrial Age. Aesthetic fashion favored a natural look based on medieval styles
Marie Antoinette was famous for her elaborate hairstyles. It should come as no surprise that her impressive hair comes with its own fascinating history!
For over 500 years wearing black clothing was a custom following the death of a loved one. Sumptuary law and later etiquette dictated rules for mourning dress depending on status and loss.
Researching traditional Irish clothing was a fun way to explore my heritage and hopefully provide some useful information for others wanting to do the same.
Swimsuits have changed a lot in 100 years. Where once swimming attire was dictated by modesty, fashion moved toward more practical designs and swimsuits became attractive, functional, and revealing.
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion at the V&A Museum explores the work of a unique designer This outstanding show reveals his making processes and his continuing influence in the 21st century.
Tips for judging beauty pageants, including baby and child competitions. How to be a good judge and provide constructive feedback along with scores.
Women of the 1890s wore large puffed sleeves, bell-shaped skirts with tight waists, and suits based on an hourglass figure. Increased activity brought simple new designs for sport and day wear.
The history of the apron used as a protective garment, an indication of a particular trade, and a cultural icon. From vintage styles to Anthropologie's beautiful styles, the apron is back.
Ralph Lauren, Levi, Karan, and Von Furstenberg are probably names you recognize. Did you know they are Jewish?
The industrial revolution changed footwear. Shoes were now made specifically for the right and left foot. Shoes were made for comfort and sport. After a long disappearance, the sandal came back.
A look into the fashion of ladies' hats through history from its function to protect hair to its status as designer wear.
1960's fashions changed the way we look at clothing. From mini skirts to folk costume, from classic style to Bohemian styles of the hippie movement, 60s fashions made a dramatic change in fashion..
Marie Antoinette's hair was impressive- and full of secrets! Here are ten interesting facts about famous updos, nervous hair habits, hairstyle support staff, and bad hair days associated with France's most famous queen.
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
The influence of World War II on fashion was huge. Shortages and rationing limited the use of fabric and other materials used in fashion design. Hemlines were up and hair was long creating an iconic style
How many people can say that they found their professional calling at the age of 9? We hear of musical or math prodigies, but who knew that a young boy could be a prodigy of footwear? Fortunately for all those with an appreciation of high style,...
Early 20th-century women's clothing was uncomfortable, fussy, and over-decorated. Chanel created the slim, simple lines we think of as classic style and set the tone for 100 years.
People have long worn clothing for a variety of reasons from protection to decoration, modesty, group affiliation, for ceremonial occasions, and self identity.
A short journey through different fashion trends throughout America's history, beginning from the early Colonial period to the twenty-first century.
Fashions of the 19970's brought us androgyny, polyester, mixed patterns, Punk, and Disco styles and an extension of 60's hippie chic. The self as art created an eclectic mix that is still with us.
Mr John was famous for elegant stylish and very expensive hats from the 1940's to the 1970's. Virtually forgotten for decades, his hats are making a comeback with Gen Y lovers of vintage.
1970s fashion was fierce, free, flirty, and fantastic! From the big floppy hats to the looks inspired by punk music; from natural, hippie styles to glam rock, here are 70 fashion trends of the 70s.
The Elizabethan era 1558 - 1603, is known for garments made of wool and linen that were heavy and of a striking design including such fashion icons as the ruff and the farthingale.
Clothing styles of medieval Europe in the early Middle Ages (aka Dark Ages) were not what we know of as fashion. Styles did not change rapidly. Garments were plain but distinguished by fine fabrics.
A history of bohemian style and its influence on hippie style and boho chic. For 200 years, bohemian style has been the fashion for artists and intellectuals who embrace an alternative life style
Would you like to put a new spin on your updos? Go for a Victorian hairstyle! I've outlined the major styles of the period, ranging from loopy to crimped. I'll even tell you about a little diddy I call the Victorian Mullet. Prepare to be inspired!
According to Claudia Schiffer, “In order to become a supermodel one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognize the girls.” And she would know; the beautiful Schiffer at one time earned $12 million...
At the end of World War I, society experienced a dramatic shift. Shaking off the misery and shell-shock, young people broke with traditional values and embraced all things modern. Women cast off their corsets, literally and figuratively, bobbed...
Gimme head with hair Long beautiful hair Shining, gleaming, Streaming, flaxen, waxen You can tell a lot about a society by the way the women and men in it wear their hair. Far beyond mere fashion trends, hairstyles often convey political...
In this article, I will teach you step-by-step how to design a ruffle skirt. Those fluffy ruffles will add elegance to your fashion statement.
Archeological evidence suggests that shoes may have been worn 42,000 years ago. Many of the shoes we wear today are based on older types like Flip-flops, an old type of sandal worn in Ancient Egypt.