Nearly two centuries of yearly evolution of women's high fashion


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/08/nearly-two-centuries-of-yearly.html


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I like - big - bustles, and I can not lie!

On a more serious note, it’s fun to pair this up with google ngrams. For example the words ‘bustle’ and ‘butt’ have an interesting anticorrelation from about 1820-1950, with fluctuations favoring ‘butt’ as you get a few years into the bustly periods of the 1860s and 1880s.


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1883-1887: The Sir Mix-A-Lot Years


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It’s always funny to me how the early Regency fashions were basically the underwear of the mid-1800’s. Imagine having photos of your grandmother that were all barely-dressed by the current day’s standards.


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Looking at the individual years then scanning up and down fast gives an interesting effect


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Wonderful timeline. I do want to see some of men’s fashion too. All the leggings and waistcoats, the driving coats and lace. And cravats, don’t forget the cravats.


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First, or Second Period?


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some of those engravings seem to be from the “Vogue Vintage” line of retro sewing patterns. That’s closer to how we chose to remember the past than anything else.


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