Do you have any recommendations for books about clothing history?   (I’ll accept recs for pretty much anything about historical clothing, textiles etc, but something that has info about garment construction would be stellar!)

So, when my little sister and I were much younger, we had a great love of historical costume, but few resources.

No hardship can keep us from our glorious bustles.  (If this ends up on This Is Not Victorian, I will be soooo happy. :P)

(via The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Beachwear)

1860s-70s bathing suit

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1860s-70s bathing suit

runicbasso:

spain:

-internecine-:

And I found this while I was looking for pictures. It was taken in 1895.

look at this weeaboo

He was weeaboo before it was called as such. 

runicbasso:

spain:

-internecine-:

And I found this while I was looking for pictures. It was taken in 1895.

look at this weeaboo

He was weeaboo before it was called as such. 

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maybe someday I’ll learn to paint

maybe someday I’ll learn to paint

questionableadvice:

~ Kent’s New Commentary: A Manual for Young Men, by C.H. Kent, 1880

questionableadvice:

~ Kent’s New Commentary: A Manual for Young Men, by C.H. Kent, 1880

Hardcore

Hardcore

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theeverydaygoth:

HistoryLOLS slays me.

theeverydaygoth:

HistoryLOLS slays me.

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1890’s, [portrait of a couple]
via Not on Your Tintype: Collection of American Tintypes, Vol. 1, Andrew Daneman

Girl knows who’s in charge.

tuesday-johnson:

ca. 1890’s, [portrait of a couple]

via Not on Your Tintype: Collection of American Tintypes, Vol. 1, Andrew Daneman

Girl knows who’s in charge.

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lostsplendor:

1886, Source: NYPL
This woman has an excellent outfit.

One of my favorite bodice styles. 

lostsplendor:

1886, Source: NYPL

This woman has an excellent outfit.

One of my favorite bodice styles. 

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ornamentedbeing:

Or will tomorrow’s theme be purple?
Silk gown from 1869-1870 at the V&A Museum.

This is a nice purple dress.
Very purple-y.

ornamentedbeing:

Or will tomorrow’s theme be purple?

Silk gown from 1869-1870 at the V&A Museum.

This is a nice purple dress.

Very purple-y.

treselegant:

The illustrated police news reporting on the most important stories of the day.

treselegant:

The illustrated police news reporting on the most important stories of the day.

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(Labeling this ‘victoriana’ even though it’s probably Edwardian.  Oops.

(Labeling this ‘victoriana’ even though it’s probably Edwardian.  Oops.

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theeverydaygoth:

My ideal silhouette. 

I really do love this bustle-era silhouette from before the sleeves started getting big and mutton-y. (1870’s-ish?)  That’s what I like most about a lot of the 18th century silhouettes too; the close-fitting sleeves and bodice with a big ostentatious skirt.

theeverydaygoth:

My ideal silhouette. 

I really do love this bustle-era silhouette from before the sleeves started getting big and mutton-y. (1870’s-ish?)  That’s what I like most about a lot of the 18th century silhouettes too; the close-fitting sleeves and bodice with a big ostentatious skirt.

treselegant:

“A Modern Waist”
(Punch).

"JONES (to himself, as he offers Miss Vane a cup of tea and some strawberries): By Jove!  She takes ‘em- she’s going to swallow ‘em!  But where she’ll put ‘em- goodness knows!”

treselegant:

“A Modern Waist”

(Punch).

"JONES (to himself, as he offers Miss Vane a cup of tea and some strawberries): By Jove!  She takes ‘em- she’s going to swallow ‘em!  But where she’ll put ‘em- goodness knows!”

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