Gingham fabric, a chequered history

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

From Dorothy’s blue gingham dress to the 1960s mod sensibility to classic vintage styling, gingham fabric is a fashion staple representing different elements of this simple design.

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Fascinator: history of a hair accessory

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A fascinator hat is a small ornamental headpiece that fits on the head using an alice-band-type base or headband or even a small comb. It is always lightweight…

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Get the 1920s flapper look

Thursday, July 19, 2012
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If you really want to get that authentic 1920s flapper look, you could start by absorbing a little of the style and spirit of the age. Then you…

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Best vintage-style dress: classic polka dot for all sizes

Thursday, July 5, 2012

This classic vintage-style blue polka dot dress is great for all shapes and comes in a superb range of sizes.

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Earmuffs: a fashion history

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Did you know that earmuffs are patented? Now, while I’m quite sure that people have been cozying up with some kind of ear protection before America was even…

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Best vintage dress: 1960s cherry red dress

Friday, June 29, 2012

Etsy is great for vintage dress lovers. Although prices can vary, you usually get what you pay for as they say. This early 1960s cherry red dress is…

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Best vintage dress: 1950s red pencil dress

Thursday, June 21, 2012

A series of regular posts in which I find the vintage dress of my day-dreams whilst researching my favourite vintage and fashion history topics. Being a fortysomething myself,…

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Best vintage-style shoes: 1930s two-tone lace-ups

Monday, June 18, 2012

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Disco: a complete history

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Disco music is still enjoyed today in the 21st century, but the flamboyant fashions have been relegated to vintage fancy dress and costume parties. However, disco fashion is…

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Corduroy: a complete history

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Corduroy is a truly vintage textile of cotton or cotton-mix fabric with a raised, ribbed, sheared surface nap and underlying weave.

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The Bob: history of a hairstyle

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 20th Century bob hairstyle symbolises the independent, progressive and spirited woman. Many have turned to vintage-style bobbed hair to encourage a more daring side of their personality….

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A-line : history of a shape

Thursday, March 15, 2012

When I was a sensitive young teen in the mid-1980s, I would rather have gone to prison than wear an A-line skirt. I’m not kidding. A-line was a…

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