Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The 1850's: The Return Of The Hoops

The 1850's fashion clothing is characterized by an increase in the width of the skirts supported by crinolines or hoops, and the beginnings of dress reform.  In the 1850's, the doomed skirts of the 1840's continued to expand.  Skirts were made fuller by means of flounces (deep ruffles), usually in tiers of three, gathered tightly at the top and stiffened with horsehair braid at the bottom.

Before the hoops came back into fashion in 2nd half of the 1850's, the skirts were supported by layers of petticoats just like the 1830's and 1840's.

The introduction of the steel cage crinoline in 1856 provided a means for expanding the skirts still further, and flounces gradually disappeared in favor of a skirt lying more smoothly over the petticoat and hoops.  Pantalettes were essential under this new fashion for modesty's sake.  Enough said about it.  Here are the gowns.  First of all, we'll start with the fashion plates.

Here are some fashion plates.


c. 1850


c. 1851


c. 1852


c. 1853


c. 1854, skirts starts to get wider


c. 1855, skirts are getting bigger


c.1856, this is the year that the crinoline first appears


c. 1857


c. 1858


c. 1859

Here are some real photos of the gowns.






Here are some real dresses.




This is one of the crinolines but this is from the 1860's.
Here is another 1860's crinoline.
Upcoming Dates

Jan. 2nd, The 1840's: The Victorian Era Begins

Jan. 3rd, The Late 1910's: 1915-20
Jan. 4th, Evil Howe's Favorite Era
Jan. 5th, Meeting the Cast Of John Andre Arrives

Jan. 6th, General Howe's Bio
Jan. 7th, General Howe Talk About His Favorite Foods
Jan. 8th, Charles Worth's Gowns

Come back tomorrow for some 1840's fashion.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 30, 2013

The Roaring 20's (1920's)

Well, it's New Years Eve and the new year is tomorrow.  I pick the Roaring 1920's for the New Years theme.  The 1920's was the first era with the flapper dresses and the Robe de Style gowns and the first era to get rid of the corsets.  so enjoy the flapper dresses and the Robe de Style gowns.

First of all I'll do the flapper dresses.








And one more dress.


That's the last of the flapper dresses with low waistline.

Here comes the Robe de Style.






That's the end of the Roaring 20's and it is New Years Eve, everybody!  And No more countdowns after this update.


General Clinton shows up to party with General Howe and the bad guy, Evil Howe.

Upcoming Dates

Jan. 1st, The 1850's: The Return Of The Hoops

Jan. 2nd, The 1840's: The Victorian Era Begins
Jan. 3rd, The Late 1910's: 1915-20
Jan. 4th, Evil Howe's Favorite Era

Jan. 5th, Meeting The Cast Of John Andre Arrives
Jan. 6th, General Howe's Bio
Jan. 7th, General Howe Talk About His Favorite Foods

I'm only posting seven dates for the Upcoming Dates today.

Come back tomorrow for some 1850's Gowns.


Sunday, December 29, 2013

The 1830's: The Big Sleeves

Well, there is only two more days of 2013 left.  2013 is ending fast and 2014 will be here soon.

The 1830's is known for the big sleeves just like the 1890's.  It is the fashion that was between the Georgian era and the start of the Victorian era in 1837 since Victoria becomes Queen of England.  Sometimes, the 1830's is part of the Empire era.  The big sleeves started with the upper shoulder and then it shifts to the lower arms.  The big sleeves still continued from the late 1820's.

2 Days Til The New Year





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Upcoming Dates

Dec. 31st, The Roaring 1920's

Jan. 1st, The 1850's: The Return Of The Hoops
Jan. 2nd, The 1840's: The Victorian Era Begins
Jan. 3rd, The Late 1910's: 1915-20

Jan. 4th, Evil Howe's Favorite Era
Jan. 5th, Meeting The Cast Of John Andre Arrives
Jan. 6th, General Howe's Bio

Jan. 7th, General Howe Talk About His Favorite Foods
Jan. 8th, Charles Worth's Gowns
Jan. 9th, Jean Worth's Gowns

Jan. 13th, News Update: Welcome Back
Jan. 15th, Pages 12-14
Jan. 17th, Issue 3: Begins

Jan. 20th, News Update: One More To Go
Jan. 22nd, Title Page
Jan. 24th, Page 1: You've Been Causing These Dreams

Jan. 27th, News Update: The Very Last
Jan. 29th, Page 2: Ten More People Killed
Jan. 31st, Page 3: Have Fun With That

Feb. 3rd, Page 4: Pvt. John Phillips

I am kind of getting tired of doing this everyday last week but I'm only doing this til Jan. 9th.

Come back for some Roaring 20's tomorrow.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Titanic Era: 1910-1915

In this update, I'll talk a little more on the Titanic era gowns.  These gowns are the ones you see on Titanic are sometimes called the Late Edwardian era and they are part of the Edwardian Era.  It had bring back some of that Empire Era from the 1800's (1800-1819).  There's not much of the fashion plates on the 1910's.  George V became king during the Titanic era.  And it is one of my most favorite era of all time and House of Worth even have some nice gowns.

3 Days Til New Years Eve


Enjoy some of these real dresses.



Two in one shot.





Here are some fashion plates.

c. 1910

c. 1911
c. 1912
c. 1913
c. 1914, Waistlines starts to drop down in 1914 and 1915.
c. 1915, the flapper dress starts to appear.
Here are some House of Worth's gowns.

c. 1911-12
c. 1910
c. 1910-11
c. 1913
c. 1910-14
c. 1910
c. 1914
All these gowns are so pretty and I love them all.

Upcoming Dates

Dec. 30th, The 1830's: The Big Sleeves

Dec. 31st, The Roaring 1920's
Jan. 1st, The 1850's: The Return Of The Hoops
Jan. 2nd, The 1840's: The Victorian Era Begins

Jan. 3rd, The Late 1910's: 1915-20
Jan. 4th, Evil Howe's Favorite Era
Jan. 5th, Meeting The Cast Of John Andre Arrives

Jan. 6th, General Howe's Bio
Jan. 7th, General Howe Talk About His Favorite Foods
Jan. 8th, Charles Worth's Gowns

Jan. 9th, Jean Worth's Gowns
Jan. 13th, News Update: Welcome Back
Jan. 15th, Pages 12-14: The Family Tree

Jan. 17th, Issue 3: Begins
Jan. 20th, News Update: One More To Go
Jan. 22nd, Title Page

Jan. 24th, Page 1: You've Been Causing These Dreams
Jan. 27th, News Update: The Very Last
Jan. 29th, Page 2: Ten More People Killed

Jan. 31st, Page 3: Have Fun With That

Come back tomorrow for some 1830's fashion.