All right guys, I’ve decided to put together another masterpost for you – this time on historical fashion. This could get lengthy so… bear with me. (Forgive me also if some of the dates are a touch inaccurate – I’m not a historian and I’m going with what Google gives me.)
Neolithic Clothing – The beginnings of textiles, some woven materials, leather, etc. Circa 102000 BCE – 2000 BCE
Bronze Age Britain – The development of more sophisticated textiles, including wool and some ornamentation, including brooches. Circa 3200 BCE – 600 BCE
Fashion of the Ancient World
Clothing of Ancient Egypt – All eras.
Clothing of Ancient India – An overview.
Biblical Clothing – i.e., Primarily Ancient Hebrew
*Note: I’m not including many cultures here (such as Asian/South American) simply because of my own lack of expertise + time and space limitations in this masterpost.
Anglo-Saxon Clothing – (Pre-Norman Invasion)
England 1066-1087 – Ish
1100 – 1200 in European Fashion – Wikipedia
1200 – 1300 in European Fashion – Wikipedia
*A Note on Women’s Fashion – Tight lacing did NOT appear until about 1340, which means that shapely, comely bodices would not have appeared in fashion before this time.
14th Century Women’s Fashion – The stereotypical “medieval” look with wimple, long sleeves, etc.
History of the Corset – Italian in origin. Introduced to France in the 1500s.
*Note: For the Tudor and Elizabethan eras of fashion it’s important to note that there were laws in place which dictated what clothing you could wear due to your social class.
Tudor Era Clothing – King Henry VIII, et al
Tudor/Elizabethan Corsets – Corsets during this time created a shape with a flat chest and narrow waist.
Jacobean Era Dress – 1603 – 1625
Baroque/Rococo Fashion – France 1650 – 1800
The “Naughty” Side of 18th Century French Fashion – NSFW. Ooh la la.
Colonial Clothing – 18th Century Murica
Overview of Native American Clothing – *Note: Please use this as a starting point only and do your own research. Remember that different groups have fashions specific to their cultures. This is more to know what NOT to do than to know what TO do.
Regency Fashion – 1800-1845 England
Victorian Women’s Clothing By Layer – All 5 yo.
And I’m stopping here. You should have it after this point, kiddos.
You better appreciate this.