All posts tagged: 1910s

The Designer, August 1916

Summer fashions from August 1916

I shared a snippet of this fashion spread from the August 1916 issue of The Designer Magazine on Instagram, and thought you might enjoy seeing the full spread. The Designer was the magazine issued to market Standard Patterns.  It had colour and black and white fashion spreads, advertisements, articles on current events, home advice, and an agony aunt.  Just about everything! There is something for everyone in these spreads: shirtwaist and skirt combinations, full dresses, dresses in two parts.  There are more streamlined numbers for the sophisticated girl; frothy, delicate numbers for the lady who likes her frills: What do you think?  Which is your favourite?

Rate the Dress: Edwardian pink and Lace

Wearing History and I are hosting Edwardian & the Great War March on Instagram: (TagL #greatwarmarch) for all of March, carrying on from American Duchesses’ Victorian February and Dames a la Modes Georgian January. If you’re on IG you can join us by sharing anything relevant to the daily theme from between 1900-1924 and tagging @wearinghistory and I (@thedreamstress) To celebrate, March’s Rate the Dresses will be themed to those years. There is a ton of variations in fashion from between 1900-1924, so I don’t think you’ll get bored! Last week: a beaded ca. 1810 dress No one could deny that the beading on last week’s dress was exceptional.  Some of you found the dress itself a little nightgown-y.  That beading definitely wouldn’t have been fun to sleep on! The Total: 8 out of 10 Mostly I think for the beading!  Without it the dress wouldn’t be anything. This week: a late Edwardian dress in pink velvet and lace Dress, ca. 1910, From the collection of Alexandre VassilievThis afternoon or restrained evening dress combines the lush romanticism of …

1910s evening gowns

An Edwardian Evening Gown Interlude II: a touch of modern

Here are more photos from my Edwardian evening gown photoshoot with Theresa.  These ones are by our friend Daniil @dmanww, who is seriously the most amazing person ever.  He’s always ready to help with anything, including a photoshoot.  Sometimes behind the camera, sometimes in front of it: Daniil has also modelled for me! We took most of these photos at the memorial at the Basin Reserve, the old Wellington Cricket grounds.  It was hard to keep out all the modern additions and architecture around the memorial out of the photos.  After realising how much that limited our angles, we stopped trying to be strictly historical.  It was fun mixing it up, with shots of selfies, and 1970s grandstands in the background. What do you think?  Should we try to keep it as plausibly period as possible, or is an interesting photo good even if it’s very anachronistic? Other Theresa photoshoots include: ca. 1880 (one and two) 17th & 18thc yellow (one, two and three) hoopskirts (one, two, and three) Regency (one, two & hair), and 1900s …