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  • 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.

    Historical Irish Clothing

    Historical Irish Clothing

    by Christy Kirwan5

  • A look into the fashion of ladies' hats through history from its function to protect hair to its status as designer wear.

    Women's Hats Through the Ages

    Women's Hats Through the Ages

    by Catherine Tally18

  • During the 17th and 18th centuries men wore flamboyant powdered wigs; some of the reasons for doing so are not very wholesome.

    Men in Powdered Wigs

    Men in Powdered Wigs

    by Rupert Taylor6

  • 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.

    How to Design Ruffles on a Dress

    How to Design Ruffles on a Dress

    by Ashi0

  • 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.

    The History of Shoes - Ancient and Early Footwear

    The History of Shoes - Ancient and Early Footwear

    by Dolores Monet0

  • 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.

    Clothing History - Fashion and Style in the 1970s

    Clothing History - Fashion and Style in the 1970s

    by Dolores Monet4

  • 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...

    The Roaring 20s: Jazz, Flappers, and the Charleston

    The Roaring 20s: Jazz, Flappers, and the Charleston

    by Seabastian10

  • 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!

    Beautiful Victorian Hairstyles

    Beautiful Victorian Hairstyles

    by Simone Haruko Smith17

  • 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.

    Fashion History—Women's Clothing of the 1950s

    Fashion History—Women's Clothing of the 1950s

    by Dolores Monet0

  • 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...

    Art Deco Style

    Art Deco Style

    by Seabastian6

  • People have long worn clothing for a variety of reasons from protection to decoration, modesty, group affiliation, for ceremonial occasions, and self identity.

    History of Clothing - Why We Wear Clothes

    History of Clothing - Why We Wear Clothes

    by Dolores Monet0

  • I'd love to wear these 20s fashions today. Would you?

    1920s Fashion

    1920s Fashion

    by Susanna Duffy127

  • 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.

    A History of Trousers and Pants in Western Culture

    A History of Trousers and Pants in Western Culture

    by Dolores Monet2

  • 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.

    Women's Fashions of the 1890s

    Women's Fashions of the 1890s

    by Dolores Monet6

  • Marie Antoinette was famous for her elaborate hairstyles. It should come as no surprise that her impressive hair comes with its own fascinating history!

    Marie Antoinette Hair Styles Over the Years

    Marie Antoinette Hair Styles Over the Years

    by Simone Haruko Smith16

  • 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.

    Coco Chanel: The Creator of Modern Style

    Coco Chanel: The Creator of Modern Style

    by Dolores Monet11

  • Tips for judging beauty pageants, including baby and child competitions. How to be a good judge and provide constructive feedback along with scores.

    How to Judge a Beauty Pageant

    How to Judge a Beauty Pageant

    by Holle Abee19

  • 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...

    The Long and Short of It: History of Hair

    The Long and Short of It: History of Hair

    by Seabastian4

  • 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.

    Dashiki - An African Fashion of the 1960s

    Dashiki - An African Fashion of the 1960s

    by Dolores Monet0

  • 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.

    Women's Fashions of the 1700s

    Women's Fashions of the 1700s

    by Dolores Monet20

  • 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”.

    History of Corsets for Women

    History of Corsets for Women

    by Phyllis Doyle Burns30

  • 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.

    Swimsuit - the History of Swimwear for Women

    Swimsuit - the History of Swimwear for Women

    by Dolores Monet0

  • 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...

    The Rise and Fall of the Supermodel

    The Rise and Fall of the Supermodel

    by Seabastian9

  • 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.

    70 Fashion Trends of the 70s

    70 Fashion Trends of the 70s

    by Meagan Earls0

  • 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,...

    Salvatore Ferragamo: Shoemaker to the Stars

    Salvatore Ferragamo: Shoemaker to the Stars

    by Seabastian2

  • 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

    Fashion History - The Importance of Christian Dior

    Fashion History - The Importance of Christian Dior

    by Dolores Monet0

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