Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fashion Evolution

Readers of this blog know that I enjoy historical romance novels--not the trashy throw-away type, but the witty well-written ones that you come back to re-read again and again. Think Georgette Heyer and Loretta Chase. The latter has a blog, in conjunction with fellow authoress Isabella Bradford. It's called "Two Nerdy History Girls", and I check in with it several times a week. Totally fascinating, especially when it comes to historical fashion, from the 18th to the early 20th centuries.
Today, I've been sorting through family photos and enjoying my own version of fashion time travel. Here's my great-great-grandmother as she appeared in various decades.

(Girl on the right, back row.)

Aren't you glad you don't have to contend with with the hair and ruffles, not to mention the undergarments of 150 years ago?

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! You know, I can see a bit of a resemblance there!