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How To Match Your Hairstyle To Your Dress
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How To Match Your Hairstyle To Your Dress

"This is a guide for what clothing suits women based on their body type. Whether youre busty, curvy, straight up and down, pear shaped, etc. there are skirt, pant and jeans styles that will flatter your figure. Embrace what you have!" Very interesting. :)


Court robe, Russian, c. 1900. Silk, metallic threads and paillettes. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accompanying photo: "Portrait of a Lady in a Court Uniform Dress," Russia, 1900s. Silver-bromide print, with gouache, water-color and white lead. State Hermitage Museum. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.


Dress for balls or gala dinners, belonging to Princess T. Yusupova [lady-in-waiting], Western Europe, 1875-76. Satin, silk tulle. According to the rules of the time, low-necked (formal) dresses were to be worn for court dinners, balls and the Italian opera, in all other cases, a high corsage was required. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg (link: CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGE.


Court dress, by Børre Lorentsen & Co, Copenhagen, 1870-1900. Machine-woven silk fabrics in velvet and plain weave, as well as tulle, hand-embroidered with metal and silk thread, metal sequins, beads and plates. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, via DigitaltMuseum (link: The short, puffed "lattice" sleeves and two-color (dark-blue and white) combination indicate that this is Swedish court dress. CLICK THROUGH FOR LARGER IMAGES.


Designed in 1910 by Lucile, Lady Duff-Gordon famed socialite and Titanic survivor. The dress sold for $35,850 (without buyer’s premium) at Doyle New York in November of 2004.

from The Pragmatic Costumer

Va-Va-Voom Victorians: Historical Costuming in the XL

Maison Léoty Corset, circa 1891 - Corsets and Victorian clothing for the larger lady.