Inspiring Dresses
Historical Fashion from everywhere
Inspiring Dresses
Historical Fashion from everywhere.

Personal Favourite: House of Worth’s Dinner Dress

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Dinner dress

One of the first silhouettes I liked, when coming to historical fashion, was the one from the late- Victorian period. It’s not all puffy, nor the bustle was giant. It’s fluid and elegant, such the ones in the Edwardian period. 
It’s a simple reason to all that, is because it’s easier to comprehend from our point of view.

This dress has this silhouette that caught my attention AND it’s just delightful. The flowers, the ribbon and the fact that the bodice is kinda asymmetrical are just details that make this dress one of Worth’s masterpieces. 

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Personal Favourite: House of Worth’s Afternoon Dress

Afternoon dress

I’m no too found of the shade used in this dress, mostly because I can’t really say which colour it really is, although the whole combination turned out to be something really classy and beautiful.

I wish there were a detailed photo of the neck, because the detail there is what got really me. The whole off-white part is so well worked, with embroidery and details that created a point of attraction. 

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Personal Favourite: Jeanne Hallée’s Afternoon Dress

Afternoon dress

Afternoon dress

This one got my attention because of the details. The details - I took a while to notice - in the cloth (that change colours! It’s white when overlapping blue stripe and, blue when overlapping white one) and the fabric used in the skirt may not attract someone attention at first, but they turn a simple design into something really interesting. 

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Personal Favourite: House of Drécoll’s Dinner Dress

Dinner dress

Dinner dress

How not to love this dress? The black cloth over the “off-white” one, that has touches of colours! It’s delicate and wonderful!

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Personal Favourite: House of Worth’s Dinner Dress

Dinner dress

Dinner dress

What makes me like this dress that much is the shade of blue used on the flowers and on the ribbon. Plus, it has a classy touch, particular from the dresses of the beginning of 20th Century. 

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Personal Favourite

Starting a new series in the blog, to keep i updated while I search for new posts :)

Personal Favourite is basically to revive some dresses, accessories, everything, that really are my favourite ones. It’ll be one per day, with some explanation and a link to the original post, if you want to reblog it without any commentary made by me :)

I’m hoping to finish gathering new posts soon! 

Back, again!

First, I need to apologize for you all, since I said I’d be back and, actually, stayed on hiatus. Lately I was not in the mood for internet as a whole.

Now, I’m really back, but need to organize everything again, to post things and so on, ok? Soon you’re going to see some posts here again :) 

A question: Were you liking the fashion dictionary posts? If so, I’ll be back with them too! 

Again, sorry!

rosedamask:
I was curious whether you knew of anywhere to find books and information on Charles Frederick Worth?

Saddly no, dear. I wish I could find some too.

I’m kinda back, guys!

I’ll not as active as before, but I’m back!

Fashion Dictionary: Albert boots

Period:1840 - ca. 1870

Male side-lacing boots with cloth tops and patent-leather toe-caps; often with “a close row of little mother-of-pearl buttons down the front; not for any purpose, for the real method of fastening being by the humble lace and tag at the side” (1846, Albert Smith, The Natural History of the Gent).

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