Sunday, November 11, 2012

Period Fashion Gallery

I thought it might be fun to do a period fashion gallery post, maybe once a month, full of the lovely gowns from Regency, Victorian, and Edwardian times. Maybe even some chic flapper era gowns too. Because honestly, I can’t get enough of looking at the elegance that was 19th and early 20th century fashion and hopefully, after this post, you’ll love it just as much as I do.

Let’s see what lovely Edwardian gowns we’re modeling today. J 

Dress, Afternoon House of Paquin (French, 1891–1956) Designer: Mme. Jeanne Paquin (French, 1869–1936) Date: 1906–8

Dress, Evening Callot Soeurs (French, 1895–1937) Date: ca. 1911

Dress, Callot Soeurs (French, active 1895–1937) Date: fall/winter 1910–11
Evening dress, ca 1909 France


Undergarments early 1900’s
And lastly the costume a real lady would never dare appear in out in public.

Hope you've enjoyed this trip down fashion avenue!



Laura Frantz said...

Hi Amanda! I am missing my Blogger friends and just wanted to stop and say hi:) Beautiful, inspiring pics! Like you, I can't get enough of these gorgeous gowns. And they make great fun dressing up our heroines if only in our heads and hearts! I've been using Pinterest lately for writing breaks. It feeds the soul. They've even just come up with "secret boards" which are for your eyes alone, great for future story plotting...

Hope you and your family are well and having a blessed fall!

Amanda said...

Hi Laura! So great to hear from you! I'm not on Pinterest yet, but admit to looking at everyone elses lovely boards! :)

I wanted to tell you how much I LOVED Love's Reckoning! I was a bit later than most in getting a copy, but once I had one, I read it in two days! It's one of my favorite novels ever!! So many lovely scenes and such poetic writing!! Amd now that I've read it, I can't wait for book two!!!