Posts tagged fashion
Posts tagged fashion
one of my favorite fashion history things ever is court dress during the regency era
When ladies (and gentlemen) appeared at Court on formal occasions they were required to wear Court Dress, which was a very formal, very specific type of garment that was not worn anywhere else. Rules of Court Dress were rigid and dictated by the current monarch or his Queen. During the Regency, those rules produced a type of female garment that appears perfectly ridiculous to modern eyes, but which was taken quite seriously by those who wore them and by the designers who made them.
The rules of Court directed that ladies should wear skirts with hoops and trains, and that white ostrich feathers be worn in the hair, attached to lappets which hung below the shoulders. These rules had been in place long before George III took the throne. In his predecessor’s day the skirts were enhanced with panniers that stood out very wide on either side, but leaving the front and back flat. The intent of such odd-looking dresses was to display a broad swath of beautifully embroidered fabric, some of which had pictorial or floral scenes that used the entire front of the skirt as a canvas.
Side panniers had been replaced by normal round hoops by the time George III came to the throne in 1760. In the last decade of the 18th century, the fashion for wide skirts began to evolve into the slim, vertical line associated with Regency dress. Queen Charlotte, however, held firm on the rules of Court Dress, and ladies were forced to adapt those rules to the current style, which produced a very odd-looking garment with the high-waist under the bosom and a full hoped skirt.
IT’S THE SILLIEST THING AND I LOVE IT
I feel bad for people who don’t know how to change buttons
like for instance
I got this gorgeous cropped jacket from work last year:
but look at those buttons. you guys know those are NOT me. But the rest of it? hnnngg.
So, granted, while it’s taken me a while to finally buy buttons and switch them, I’m doing it
and it looks so fucking good already
My manager reccomended Bright Young Twins to me yesterday.
It’s scary how well she nailed down my aesthetic.
I also went shopping after work
I got a black high-low jersey knit dress that I seriously started tearing up when I tried it on; I am going to LIVE in this come summer (I’m already wearing it!!)
and I found a floor length black chiffon skirt that is exactly what I’ve been looking for forever
and I found a cerulean blue velvet longline bra
WITH GOLD METAL BITS INSTEAD OF DEFAULT UGLY SILVER
IT’S SO LOVELY
and it was SEVEN DOLLARS
and I got a 3/4 sleeve leopard print top for 7 bucks too
and Claire’s has gold branch hairclips so of course I had to buy those too
I spent less than 70 bucks you guys
Thought I’d share the inspiration board I just made for my sister with you guys.
This is the kind of vibe I’m going for in the 1920s line we’re working on.
I found all the images in various places online, if one is yours and you’d like credit, just let me know!
john galliano f/w 2009 rtw, magdalena frackowiak backstage
someday i will attempt this makeup
nya nya nya on We Heart It - http://weheartit.com/entry/17244114/via/KrapooknitanPk
Junior Guild Original 1947