Correct Dress- The View From The 1870s & 80s…

This post did not set out to delve into social commentary but in the course of researching fashions of the late 1870s and early 1880s, we came across some interesting statements made in the fashion press of the time in regard to the proper etiquette for wearing specific dresses. While this in itself is no … Continue reading Correct Dress- The View From The 1870s & 80s…

And For A Little More Commentary…

During the 19th Century, fashion developed from into a major industry catering to a mass market and along with it, the fashion press. Thriving on a newly-emerging middle class’ desire to keep abreast of the latest fashion trends, the fashion press undertook the mission of instructing their readers on fashion etiquette. Where previously, ideas of … Continue reading And For A Little More Commentary…

Fashion Notes From 1879

This post did not set out to delve into social commentary but in the course of researching fashions of the late 1870s – early 1880s time frame, we came across some interesting statements made in the fashion press of the time in regard to the proper etiquette for wearing specific dresses. While this in itself … Continue reading Fashion Notes From 1879

And Now For Some More Fashion Obervations From 1878…

In our previous posts on dress etiquette from 1878, we primarily discussed what sort of dress was to be worn at home. Now we turned to what was to be worn outside of the home. In the February 1878 issue of Peterson’s Magazine (p. 159),  some comments on streetwear starting with that most basic of … Continue reading And Now For Some More Fashion Obervations From 1878…

The House Dress – 1878

In the course of our research, we found the term “house dress” to be somewhat confusing in that it is often used interchangeably with “morning dress.” Below, we will attempt to shed some more light on this use of terminology and what it means in practical terms. Enjoy! 🙂 In a previous post, we discussed … Continue reading The House Dress – 1878