Children's clothes of the 1800s in Europe and the United States looked much like adult styles. Toddler boys and girls dressed the same until breeching when boys wore short trousers and girls' wore knee length dresses. Girl's hemlines lengthed as they aged.
Empress Sisi was one of the most beautiful women of her time and she kept it like that by practicing one of the most demanding beauty regimens of her time that would even put today’s fanatically body-conscious celebrities to shame. And she never looked older than 30 ever in her life.
Why did people wear powdered wigs in the 18th Century? Was wearing a wig all about fashion and flaunting wealth? Or was there something deeper, more embarrassing truth that people were trying to conceal beneath the fashionable wig? This article talks about the history of the powdered wig.
Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, an exhibition at London’s V&A Museum, explores the significance of the kimono, the ultimate symbol of Japan.
Where does the first version of the swimsuit stem from? What kind of bathing suit was the first Miss World wearing? You will find out from our post that the bikini might not be such an old invention and what the public opinion was in the 20th century when it appeared.
"Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography," Sharing additional images, courtesy of Museum of fine Arts, Houston.
A brief history about a traditional mantle used by Females in Yemen known as the Sana'ani Sitarah with its Lithma and Mughmug. The story of a contemporary struggle between continuity and extinction.
The expression of ideas and concepts through symbols, both in arts and science is represented by objects and signs. The embroidery of India has been acclaimed the world over as an exquisite handicraft.
Fashion served as form of visual communication, which effectively expressed punks’ disobedient and individualistic nature. 80s punks wore clothes set themselves apart from the status quo by rebelling against the limitations that society continued to put in place.
When you think about Egyptian jewellery, it is easy to visualise scarab beetles, Pharoah charms, malachite, lapis lazuli and lots of gold. Colours and shapes presenting in Egyptian jewellery tell us lots about the people who lived in ancient Egypt - their beliefs, priorities and ways of life.
Clothing has been regulated since ancient times. From color restrictions to sumptuary laws, from modesty laws to war time cloth rationing, governments affect how we dress and often inspire fashion.
Both angels and feet (symbolizing forward movement) were a favorite motif for Mexican silversmith Hubert Harmon. His hallmark representing “sleeping angels” incorporated both of them.
Fashions of the victorian era were beautiful, intricate and ornate. women looked like walking pieces of art. By the teens, women were looking more sporty, skirts were shorter to engage in physical activity. The 1920s fashions were daring and boyish for the first time. The 1930s were long and slinky, and the fashions of the 1940s were glamorous.
Vintage Mexico silver jewelry has a unique look that, over time, you can learn to recognize quite easily. Getting to know the hallmarks found on the back of the jewelry will help you to recognize highly collectible vintage Mexico jewelry and enable you to spot a great value.
Celebrating humanity’s beauty is an ostensible answer, but a beauty pageant is supplementary rather necessary in celebrating humanity’s beauty. The phrase beauty pageant tends to be associated with women possessing features that most consider...
People in the urban areas would get just about anything airbrushed on their clothes, in the 1980s. The people that were into airbrushing their clothes in the 80s remember going to the shopping malls or swap meets to get their Biv-overalls...
High Top Fade Hairstyle in the 80s Hairstyles can make a big difference in a person's appearance. A fly hairstyle can help make your self-esteem increase and give you more confidence in your personal appearance. Because when you look fly, you will...
Now that starlets are semi-routinely photographed wearing nothing but tops & tights, the Mary Quant mini skirt that once rocked the fashion world seems pretty tame. But in 1965, it was a very big deal...wrapped in a tiny package. In partnership...
Jane Austen wrote most of her novels during the English Regency period, a time of upheaval and changing cultural mores - changes that could be seen in the new fashions of the era, which harked back to the classical elegance of the ancient world...
The kaftan, or caftan is an ancient garment worn by both men and women. The modest yet glamorous kaftan is comfortable and looks great on the young and old, on thin and plus sized ladies.
The history of zippers is an interesting and important one. Zippers are used everyday by almost everyone, everywhere. Read how this functional invention became part of our ordinary clothing fashions.
I know what you are thinking. Because in addition to my supernatural, unearthly ability to interview those who are dearly departed, I also possess ESP – Extra Sensory Perception. You are thinking, “I know who Levi Strauss, the maker of blue jeans, was but who the devil was Jacob Davis?” Am I right?
The history of nail care reveals some intriguing facts. nail polish and nail care was a part of aristocracy and a symbol of status in ancient times. It was in the nineteenth century that nail care started to become a part of fashion...
Victorian fashions are comprised of the various fashion and trends in British culture that emerged and were produced throughout the reign of Queen Victoria, otherwise known as the Victorian era. Her reign and this era were from June 1837 to January...