If you've read my third novel, Out of the Ashes, you would have met my newest heroines, Melissa Lowe and Rose Forrister. If you haven't officially met them, I'll introduce you to them next month. This month, I want to take you on a tour of their wardrobes. I'll show you a selection of dresses that… Continue reading Melissa and Rose’s Wardrobes
I enjoy learning about historical fashion and have taken you on tours in the past. But there is something that videos can teach us that simple text cannot. I thought it would be interesting and even handy to collect some videos together for your enjoyment. I do not own any of these videos so refer to… Continue reading Getting Dressed: A Collection of Historical Dressing Videos
From the Civil War to the present day to 1885. We're on quite a journey together! 🙂 Those that follow my blog are already familiar with my debut Civil War series and are already anticipating my next project. If you're new to the blog, you might have missed some of the great Civil War history… Continue reading Welcome to 1885
If you've been around Historical Fiction for any amount of time, you would have picked up on keywords such as Edwardian, Regency, Antebellum, and Victorian to name a few. But what are these eras? How can you tell them apart? Is it possible to get a fairly accurate guess of the era just by the… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Common Eras in Historical Fiction
Superbly rendered illustrations, adapted from Godey's Lady's Book, a rare nineteenth-century fashion magazine, provide authentic views of evolving Victorian modes of apparel — from lace-edged necklines and elongated bodices to fitted bonnets and extravagant bustles. Thirty ready-to-color illustrations depict lavish dresses and gowns of velvet and damask; smart riding outfits trimmed with braid and gilt;… Continue reading Wednesday Review: Godey’s Fashions, An Adult Coloring Book by Dover Coloring Book
The only thing that makes the movie better than the book is getting to see the clothes! Lol Men may not agree, but it’s hard on most ladies when they’re left to their imagination where the clothing is concerned. Especially in historical novels. So I’m going to do you a favor and let you peek… Continue reading Sally’s Wardrobe
Take a look inside Claire Harper's wardrobe.
We're taking a new...more personal look at a lady's wardrobe int he 1860s. We're looking at the many layers of her undergarments.
We're going to take a quick little tour through a lady's changing wardrobe through the 1800s. This is not meant to be an extensive study, but I hope you'll enjoy this bite-sized take on history. 🙂 1840s: This dress is an example of something that was in fashion around 1840. Women at this time wore… Continue reading Ladies’ Fashion in the 1800s