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3. By the 80s, bloomers shortened to the knee. Narrow skirts made walking difficult, resulting in small, mincing steps. Short wrist length gloves appeared with long sleeves. They are so beautiful even when they seem ridiculous like the giant bustles. This high protuberance at the back of the skirt carried on the 1860s trend toward flat fronts with extra material gathered in the back. Polonaise could appear as a gown that was cut away in the front, then drawn back over the hips. Apr 15, 2020 - Explore In Pretty Finery's board "1870s - Women's fashion", followed by 832 people on Pinterest. Lead was used to whiten the face in the 1700s and earlier. The lower back was often trimmed with deep pleats and bows. A stiff, rigid posture underscored the lack of movement that separated the upper class from the working class. 1868 silk faille & … 1870s Bodices: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa. 1870s Ruffles and Flounces: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa. It was a period of dramatic change and rapid socio-cultural advancement. Dress reformers and health professionals reviled the corset and dangerous as well as unnatural. Glad you enjoyed! I have written articles on the history of fashion and often include historical perspectives on how clothing reflects the political and social mores of an era. Less wealthy people wore pearls or garnets as well a faux gems. Similarly, women in the West had to be more practical in their work attire as well. However, each piece was attractive in cut and fabric with tiny embellishments. Women's Clothing. Women who did any kind of work had to wear clothing they could move in. 1872 Morin-Blossier silk faille gown Courtesy of vintagetextile.com. Artists of the Aesthetic Movement often designed the clothing worn by their models. I love the way you link in the historical and social details as well as the other fashions of hairstyles, shoes etc. Ann Carr from SW England on April 25, 2017: What a charming hub, Dolores! Horizontal ruffles of stiffened material and horsehair pads tied around the waist. The excess that characterized the Victorian era continued with increasing exuberance during the 1870s. The elite wore brooches, hair combs, necklaces, rings, and bracelets adorned with diamonds, pearls, garnets,rubies, and emeralds set in gold. Horizontal draping and overskirts required copious amounts of fabric. Some hats set back resting on a chignon. More open necklines could be filled with a lace frill or chemisette. Wrist-length sleeves remained tight. Sep 16, 2012 - Explore Friends of the Patapsco Female's board "Women's Fashion: 1870s" on Pinterest. The sides of the skirt were drawn further back, creating a narrower front. I'm happy that I do not have to worry about buying a collapsible Langtry bustle. Exaggerated claims blamed this ubiquitous undergarment for miscarriage, cancer, epilepsy, and nervous hysteria. Notice the tight fitting waist and flare over the hips. Dolores Monet (author) from East Coast, United States on April 25, 2017: Hi FlourishAnyway - I used to have a black lace boned bodice from the late 1880s or early 90s. Self identity merged with the consumption of increasingly ostentatious products. Corset covers hid the stiff lines of the corset. Hi simplehappylife - me neither. Women's entrance into the work force created a need for shortened skirts. Jan 16, 2012 - Explore Ava Night's board "1870s Women's Fashion", followed by 125 people on Pinterest. Some skirts featured horizontal draping created with hidden strings and hooks. Though details were still elaborate, fussy trimmings and unnatural lines were gradually being abandoned.This trend of simplicity was enormously intensified and sped up by the The … early 1860s silk moiré ballgown Courtesy vintagetextile.com. Form is created with darts. They featured small, velvet collars. The movement, originating in the 1840s saw the mass production brought by the Industrial Revolution as dehumanizing and sought a simpler beauty based on craft and historic styles. While lower heels predominated mid century, heels rose in the 1870s. More comfortable than the standard day wear, tea gowns were loose and often featured loose flowing sleeves.They could be practical or decorated with lace and flounces for a soft, romantic look. Even after the bustle fell out of favor, dresses were still gathered and accentuated in the back. Bodices featured a point below the waist in front and were fitted smoothly over the hips. Sep 30, 2020 - Explore Tracy Cassidy's board "Early Bustle: Women's 1870-1877", followed by 796 people on Pinterest. Many layers of undergarments made getting dressed quite an ordeal. The rest of the article is very enjoyable too, and so helpful. Small puffs developed at the top of the sleeve, a precursor to the balloon like leg-of-mutton sleeves of the 1890s. The tea gown, born of these softer designs was worn by women at home when they received friends for tea. In the 1870s, hair was worn parted at the center and pulled to the back of the head with some curls framing the face. See more ideas about 1870s fashion, victorian fashion, fashion. The shorter bodice is worn by the young women in the image below. he decade of the 1870s is one of the most complex periods of women's fashion. Skirts often fell in multiple layers of ruffles and flounces. Corsets made of heavy, pieced and starched cambric offered support with bands made of whale baleen or steel . Gloves were an important part of a woman's outfit. Like the drawers of the past, drawers of the 1870s and 80s had an open crotch. The woman below wears the shortwaisted basque bodice with trim at the back. A number of new women's styles made their way into the fashion world during the 1860s. Capitalism generated a new type of elite and class consciousness. The Victorian ideal of morality based on financial success tied self identity with consumption. This fashion required an underskirt, which was heavily trimmed with pleats, flounces, rouching, and frills. The woman in the image on the left wears a large, high bustle at the back of her dress. Bathing costumes consisted of bloomers worn with an overdress, black stocking, and bathing shoes. The hourglass figure of the mid-19th century gave way to a longer, slimmer silhouette with narrow skirts. But mostly it's about the clothes. First and second figures wear polonaise style. See more ideas about historical clothing, vintage outfits, victorian fashion. Written by The Vintage Fashion Guild. Architecture and interior design looked to historic periods for inspiration. The two-piece dress also gained popularity. You can see some of my other articles in the sidebar at the top right. Full length pieces of fabric are joined to create a straight line without a defined waist. Advertising, fashion magazines, and department store marketing enticed a materialistic culture to desire novelty, luxury, and ornamentation. The bustle provided support for dresses and skirts that exaggerated the rear. As the silhouette sllenderized, hair was worn closer to the head arranged in a tight bun with curls around the edges and at the nape of the neck. I had no idea that fake hair pieces have been used for this long (other than wigs, of course). Styles. The shape of the dress changed significantly during the 1870s, and the bustle was most distinguishing feature of the new 70s fashion. Many featured ornate handles and long points at the ends. This more conservative dress style still demonstrates the overskirt with the fuller underskirt, and one can see the material gathered at the back of the skirt. Evening shoes or slippers made of white or cream colored leather or satin were sometimes decorated with ribbons or faux flowers. This gives a lot of emphasis on the back where the dress is decorated with multiple fold and bows. The forms and designs introduced by these Pre-Raphaelite artists began to influence women's clothing. Womenswear D uring the late 1860s, the volume of the skirt had begun to swing backwards, a departure from the circular skirts of the mid-century. Fashions of the period are easily gleaned from photographs, advertising, fashion magazines, and fashion plates. An underbodice was like a sheer, pretty undershirt that ended at the waist. This high protuberance at the back of the skirt carried on the 1860s trend toward flat fronts with extra material gathered in the back. The skirt grow a long, heavy train. The decade was particularly marked by a change in the shape of women's skirts, both in the use of gored skirt and in the addition of the oval hoop. Wilson Small Title Productions presents A review of the changes in women's fashions from the post-Civil War era to the present. Notice the layers of excessive ruffles and flounces of the skirts in the images below. I truly thought that was a fad of our modern times. Fashion styles are always so intriguing and you always do them proud. The Langtry bustle could collapse for ease when sitting. Women wore white boots in warmer weather. Thanks! They could not bend in those corsets. Whien large configurations of curls hung at the back of the head, hats tilted up or set on front of the head. Dolores Monet (author) from East Coast, United States on September 09, 2019: Hi Katie - I am glad that you enjoyed my article. By 1877, the long bodice fit more snugly to the hips. SweetiePie from Southern California, USA on May 04, 2017: I love looking at art and photos of fashion from that time, but would not want to wear it. Stockings matched one's outfit or shoes and could be embellished with embroidery or striped. Elite women did not work. Tiny waists were emphasized by a flare at the hips. During the early years of the decade, skirts were fuller at the hem. How on earth did they ever sit down in those bustles? Boots reached lower to mid calf. Emphasis on the back of the skirt grew from fabric gathered at the rear to the exaggerated, shelf-like bustle of the mid 1880s. It is interesting how fashions, architecture and interior design all seemed to blend. Although the woman is sitting, it is possible to see the high bustle at the back end of her dress. Crimping became popular in the early 1870s. Princess line dress with very narrow skirt and parasol circa 1879, wikimedia commons' by artrenewal.org; public domain, wikimeida commons; downloaded by Pimbrils; PD. With best wishes, Katie. 2. G.W. 1869 - 1870 brown silk moiré & velvet gown Courtesy of pastperfectvintage.com. While portraiture and painting does not always reflect styles of the day, many artists depicted what women actually wore. 1870s Flounced Skirts: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa. But the new century, at the height of the Belle Epoch ( beautiful era) was bowing to simplicity and to common sense. Next 1870 to 1880 Back Fashion Timeline. I wonder what history will say about the fashions of today. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 29, 2017: I love viewing paintings of that era but cannot imagine having to dress that way. Worn for warmth or modesty under a sheer dress or bodice, underbodices featured pretty trim at the top which could be seen when wearing low necked bodices. A large, shelf-like protrusion at the rear was more exaggerated than the softly draped bustle of the 1870s. Large braids or long curls hung down the back of the head. 1866 brown brocade dress Courtesy of antiquedress.com. Daytime and Evening Wear. 1870s Shortwaisted Bodice: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa. A princess line dress recalls medieval gowns. Some critics complained of the patchwork look and odd arrangement of trim. Mid-Late Victorian Fashion and Costume History 1860-1901 By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com Mid-Late Victorian Fashion and Costume History The Mid Victorian Silhouette 1860-1880 Factors Affecting the Fashion Silhouette after 1860 The New Princess Line 1866 The Soft Bustle Fashion Silhouette 1867-1875 The Late Victorian Silhouette 1878-1901 The Princess Line and the … An overskirt was often pulled up at the sides to reveal the underskirt. Often high waisted, the pelisse was trimmed with fur. The bustle came back in a big way. Ha! Dolores Monet (author) from East Coast, United States on May 01, 2017: Hi Blond Logic - I am so glad to live in an era when you can pretty much wear what you want. Hoops were not worn while plowing or working on the farm. Lead was used less in the 1870s and 80s as makeup was considered vulgar and only hints of color were achieved through the use of lip salves, many of which were homemade. Cameos, those lovely pieces of carved shell or coral, were abundant and worn by the upper and middle class. Many women kept two bodices for every skirt—one for day wear and one for evening. Embellishments appeared low and at the back of the skirt. Corsets must have been like torture. At the turn of the century (1700 - 1800), American women wore the Empire style with its high waist and somewhat flimsy fabric but in a more modest manner. You written any other articles, or books? You have assembled great photos to illustrate the fashions of that era. See more ideas about 1870s fashion, victorian fashion, victorian clothing. Women's fashion styles varied greatly depending on the occasion. Throughout the decade, many skirts had small trains. Such good work. Oct 4, 2020 - Explore Lucy Funk's board "1870-1879 Women's Historical Fashion", followed by 2144 people on Pinterest. Sleeves were set higher that than earlier when drop shoulders restricted arm movement. 1859 - 60 silk taffeta day dress Courtesy of vintagetextile.com. These uncomfortable undergarments accentuated an ideal figure and were viewed as an essential support for "weak" women. Corsets covered and lifted the lower bust. Low-neck bodices featured high necks at the back. While once status was based on royalty, nobility, and land ownership, a new social elite grew out of industry. The back of women's hair often mirrored the back of the skirt. The bustle grew small with the introduction of the cuirass. Trimming ran around the edge of the fabric. Evening bodices were often off the shoulder with very short or elbow-length sleeves edged with ruffles. The bodice portion extended below the waistline and hung like a long, open robe or coat. Fashion Plate circa 1888 from Peterson's Magazine. The discovery of vast amounts of silver led to the mass marketing of silver jewelry, affordable for the middle class. In the 1870s white silk stocking pattered with tiny designs were popular. Polonaise cut bodices and gowns recalled women's fashions of the 1700s. Bathing costumes in 1882 From a Strawbridge and Clothier department store mail order catalog, wikimedia commons; downloaded by FAE; CCa. Sleeves were straight or an open bell form. As Mary Blanchard writes in her article in The American History Review, "Boundaries and the Victorian Body: Aesthetic Fashion in Gilded Age America," "Little noticed, but crucial, was a shift in attitudes toward women's fashion in the 1870s and 1880s, a countercultural shift taking place under the aegis of the Aesthetic Movement. Now those I could see wearing! A bodice was a stiff, fitted jacket like garment usually supported with whalebone or steel. The bodice remained closely fitted with short basques or polonaise styles. The woman's dress in the image on the right is drawn back from the sides. 1870s Skirts: Image courtesy of Joan L. Severa, Dressed for the Photographer: Ordinary Americans and Fashion, 1840-1900, 1995. Necklines came in V neck, rounded, or squared styles. Similar to 18th century styles, bright colors and floral patterns came in cotton, chintz, or muslin. Women's clothing of the 1870s and 1880s was heavily trimmed, ornamental, and draped. Throughout the 1870s, the skirt was significantly narrower and closer fitting than previous decades. I love those black boots. LOL. Luxurious bustle dresses, elegant evening gowns and sharp tailored skirts and jackets were all popular fashions in the late 1800s. FlourishAnyway from USA on April 24, 2017: I love the Victorian style of clothing. Made of wool for winter, cotton or linen in summer, this garment proved less bulky than wearing several undergarments. Women’s Fashion in the 1870s. Trim made of one portion decorated the other and vice versa. The front is smooth and narrow, while gathered material falls down the back. Jan 7, 2019 - Explore Nivifer's board "Western fashion : 1870-1900 women's clothing", followed by 1878 people on Pinterest. Black stockings predominated in the 1880s. See more ideas about Vintage fashion, 1870s fashion, Victorian fashion. During the first four years of the decade, the shortwaisted, fitted, basque bodice (a fitted bodice with a crisp flare over the hips) was quite fashionable. Furniture and buildings reflected and mixed Gothic, Renaissance, Rococo, and Louis XVI styles. A skirt with a very long jacket bodice (called a tunic, sacque, or cuirass) was fashionable during the latter half of the decade. The narrower cut became more fashionable toward the end of the decade. Back then the servants and working people dressed more comfortably so they could move around. Jul 25, 2020 - Explore Katharine's board "Vintage Fashion - 1870s (1870-1879)", followed by 446 people on Pinterest. Parasols protected women's skin from the sun. Pretty lace or painted pictures decorated the fan that was supported on tortoise shell, wood, or ivory sticks. See more ideas about fashion, victorian fashion, vintage outfits. I'm so glad current customs don't require us to wear as many layers as these poor women had to wear. Not so much on all the hairstyles and I'd sure hate to wear one of those bathing suits, but this was a real treat of an article. Black jewelry made of jet or black onyx was popular and could be worn during mourning periods when garments were restricted to black following the death of a loved one. Women's clothing of the 1870s and 1880s was heavily trimmed, ornamental, and draped. The bustle dress was one of the most popular styles of the late 1800s. Sleeves featured wide, turned back cuffs. Tortoise shell appeared as hair combs and was used to create pique in which the shell was inlaid with precious metal. I was so skinny then that it actually fit. Mary Wickison from Brazil on April 25, 2017: With all that fabric and cinched in waist, I can see why fainting occurred more then than now. 1881 Travel coat from a painting by James Tissot. I found the part about Tissot and his realistic depiction of late 19th century women's clothing particularly useful. Winter boots were trimmed in fur. Tea gowns were worn without corsets. Edging at the bottom was simple, featuring lace, embroidery, or ribbons. Apr 30, 2020 - Explore Cathy Peper's board "women's fashion 1870" on Pinterest. So pretty :). Sadly, it wandered off as do the things we have in our youth. The postwar recession and the depression of 1872 had a small effect on fashions in the U.S. during the early part of the decade. Coat sleeves were fitted and ended in deep cuffs. 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