Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fashions for September 1880

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Loretta reports:

September is the month of the fashion magazines’ gigantic issues.  In keeping with that tradition, I present not one, not two, but a whole bunch of fashions, for the late Victorian era.  While I’m learning to appreciate the mid-19th century fashions, I find the last quarter of the Victorian era more alluring, very likely because of the narrower, form-fitting line and the emphasis on booty.

You may want to compare and contrast today’s image with those I posted for June 1877 to note the change in shape.  You might find it interesting as well to compare the plates with actual dresses, from the 1870s (here) and 1880 (here), which I photographed at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, NH.
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Clicking on the image will enlarge it.  Clicking on the captions will allow you to read at the source, where you can learn more and enlarge images as needed—this month’s lengthy fashion description really needs enlarging.


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