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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Side panniers had been replaced by normal round hoops by the time George III came to the throne in 1760.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

(Source: candicehern.com)

Filed under regency era fashion history fashion history western fashion court dress

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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

Filed under some people seriously can't sew buttons fashion personal

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I also went shopping after work

bad Lauren

but

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

I DIED 

GUYS

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

Filed under THAT is when I love shopping stuff I love for real cheap personal fashion it's a hobby

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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!

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!

Filed under 1920s inspiration flapper fashion