18th Century, or 1700s, Men’s Three Piece Suits of Coat, Vest, and Breeches.
Georgian Gentleman’s FashionContinue reading →
1820 ca. Woman’s Dress, French. Cotton gauze and cotton bobbin net with wool embroidery and silk satin trim. White with Gold ribbon trim. via Los Angeles County Museum of Art.Continue reading →
1838 ca. Cream Wool Brocade Gown. Two piece cream wool gown with silk scattered floral brocade and a fan bodice. Narrow waist with sleeve tops banded down with small pleats. Blonde silk lace for the trim and a glazed cotton bodice lining.Continue reading →
Weird Historical Pants for Men. No wonder men needed valets! It wasn’t just women struggling into tight fitting clothing! And no wonder it took both sexes so long to dress every day, often changing clothes four or five times a day! Early on were Breeches – Short, close-fitting trousers that fastened just below the knees or above the ankles, with a horizontal front flap called the ‘fall’ and were worn with stockings. Boys of 3 – 6 years stopped wearing loose dress-type children’s garments and went into short pants instead, and were considered ‘breeched.’ In Regency times, breeches were worn tighter to show off a manly physique. Then of course we had Pantaloons By the late 1810s and beyond, these became popular and eventually they evolved into full length trousers. Originally pantaloons were made to suit shorter Hessian boots that fell below the typical knee-breech level and they were worn very form-fitting. Buckskins – Fashionable trousers made from deer skin also showed off every curve of the man’s figure. How could ladies not want to peek? Oooh, what a display of fine, manly figure!! Swoon! And so to more modern Trousers – The word Trouser came into usage in the late 1600′s, so we’ve had trousers around for a long time. But at first, they were mostly for lower classes. Revolutionary France started a trend for sans-culottes, which meant trousers or pantaloons instead of culottes, or knee breeches, which were associated with the aristocracy. … Continue reading →
1811 Walking Dress, English Regency Era Fashion
White walking dress with a high neckline worn under a purple half coat with furry trim and a flower trimmed hat to match. Yellow gloves and purple boots top off this fashionable outfit.Continue reading →